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Question of law   /kwˈɛstʃən əv lɔ/   Listen
Question of law

A disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide.  Synonym: matter of law.

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"Question of law" Quotes from Famous Books

... that Mr. Hallam overlooks the most important circumstance in the whole case. Ireland was actually in rebellion; and a great expedition would obviously be necessary to reduce that kingdom to obedience. The Houses had therefore to consider, not at abstract question of law, but an urgent practical question, directly involving the safety of the state. They had to consider the expediency of immediately giving a great army to a King who was, at least, as desirous to put down the Parliament of England ...
— Critical and Historical Essays Volume 1 • Thomas Babington Macaulay

Words linked to "Question of law" :   law, question, jurisprudence, head

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