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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.

See: constitution, principle

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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Even after these operations have been imposed by social life, duality remains the fundamental law of beings.
Next year marks the 60th anniversary of the enactment of the Fundamental Law of Education.
Thirdly, Parliament cannot make any law which is inconsistent with the fundamental law of the land.
His false annotation of the fundamental law is as flawed as is his protective stance over the spread of false information.
Indeed, it would be absurd for one chamber of a bicameral legislature to be able to change the fundamental law of the land without the participation and assent of the other chamber,'' he said.
A K Brohi in his book The Fundamental Law of Pakistan discussed at length what a theocracy is.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev at the ceremony dedicated to the 25th anniversary of adoption of the Constitution of the country reminded that the fundamental law was twice submitted for public discussion - in September and November 1992.
The fundamental Law of 2014, which was the result of political consensus and major gain of the revolution, came to uphold the principle of distribution of powers to prevent a possible return to dictatorship, he said.
12) In contrast, Navajo Nation judges and justices frequently invoke Dine Fundamental Law and apply it in their decisions.
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.

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