A principle or body of principles presented for acceptance or belief, as by a religious, political, scientific, or philosophic group; dogma.
A written statement prepared by a lawyer and submitted to the court that outlines the pertinent facts of the case, the questions of law to be decided, the position of the lawyer’s client as to those questions, and the legal arguments and authorities (for example, statutes and appellate court decisions) that support that position. See also memorandum.
A law or body of laws of a church
A body of law, sanctioned by legislation, in which the rules of law to be specifically applied by the courts are set forth in systematic form; a compilation of laws by public authority; a digest.
The definition of a statute is a written law passed by a legislature or decree by a ruler.
An administrative act applying or interpreting articles of canon law.
(--- Computers) A piece of work created with an application, as with a word processor.
A doctrine or a corpus of doctrines relating to matters such as morality and faith, set forth in an authoritative manner by a religion.
The definition of an edict is an order, declaration or command by someone in a position of power or authority.
A leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article, which serves as the groundwork of a system; essential part, as, the fundamentals of linear algebra.
The definition of an injunction is an order by the court to stop someone from doing something.
In English law, a bailment of personal property with no consideration
The definition of a motto is a phrase or quote that is representative of a person or brand's ideals and values.
A fixed or definite plan; system; law of arrangement
The definition of an ordinance is a rule or law enacted by local government.
A fundamental truth, law, doctrine, or motivating force, upon which others are based
A governmental order having the force of law.
The definition of a tenet is a belief or principle that is held by a group as being true.
A formal legal document ordering or prohibiting some action
An organization founded to promote a cause:
Something that is prescribed; a rule, law, or direction:
The act, practice, occupation, or profession of a teacher.
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