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Fundamental Law

The constitution of a state or nation; the basic law and principles contained in federal and state constitutions that direct and regulate the manner in which government is exercised.

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fundamental law

some provision upon which the rest or a part of the legal system is based and which accordingly either cannot be changed or can be changed only by following special provisions. An example is the Constitution of the USA.
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After a very brief introduction to Dine Fundamental Law principles to provide background and context, Article I of the Code reviews recent steps taken by the Nation's government to apply bee haz'danii principles more energetically and comprehensively to children and families.
Their controversial nature was the element that determined the provisions of the Fundamental Law to invest only the Constitutional Court with the settlement of these conflicts, thing that increased the interest of the scholars in this area encouraging them to proceed forward and to seek for answers in the constitutional jurisprudence, studying in detail every decision of the Court which came into notice.
She said that the eagled-eyed scientists have altogether opened an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos by finding ripples in the fabric of space-time called gravitational waves, making it possible to hear the the fundamental laws of the universe.
But, it is mainly to understand what are the basic constituents of nature, what are the fundamental laws that drive everything we see around us," he said.
4) These developments culminated in the establishment of permanent, fundamental laws of succession in early 18th-century statutes such as England's Act of Settlement (1701), Sweden's "On the Form of Rule" (1719), Phillip V of Spain's testament (1713), and Charles VI's Pragmatic Sanction of 1713 for the Hapsburg Empire.
Speaking at the ceremony for application of the 1,305-article civil code, Japanese ambassador Masafumi Kuroki said, ''The civil code is a basic and fundamental law for the people's life.
This work presents papers from a summer 2009 conference, ASTRONUM-2009, organized by the Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research at the University of Alabama-Huntsville and the Laboratory for Research into the Fundamental Laws of the Universe at the French Commissariat of Atomic Energy.
A London-based authority on scientific and healing disciplines, Seem Chandru Keswani has written "Nature Notes: Awakening Into Truth", the first volume of a series exploring through life experiences the fundamental laws of nature.
The next step, it seemed, would be a "theory of everything," a full accounting of nature's most fundamental laws.
That, by its nature, the conduct at issue causes harm or presents a significant risk of harm to individuals or society in a way that undermines or threatens to undermine a value reflected in and thus formally endorsed through the Constitution or similar fundamental laws by, for example: (a) confronting members of the public with conduct that significantly interferes with their autonomy and liberty; or (b) predisposing others to anti-social behaviour; or (c) physically or psychologically harming persons involved in the conduct, and 2.
Whether Hartle and Hawking are right in arguing that the universe did not originate in a singular instant is not nearly as important as the more fundamental consideration that the universe exists and that it is governed by certain fundamental laws that point to a Master Builder.
The controls are unfamiliar, much remains hidden behind the cockpit door, and flying seems to defy fundamental laws of gravity.

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