Definition of Fundamental law
1. Noun. Law determining the fundamental political principles of a government.
Generic synonyms: Law
Specialized synonyms: Constitution, Constitution Of The United States, U.s. Constitution, United States Constitution, Us Constitution
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Constitutionalize
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Literary usage of Fundamental law
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1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1909)
"No further obstacles arose; and the new fundamental law, after passing both Chambers and receiving the royal assent, was solemnly promulgated on November 3, ..."
2. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1914)
"At the top stands all human society regarded as a single corporate unit, which is the theoretical legislator of the fundamental law under which each ..."
3. Factors in Modern History by Albert Frederick Pollard (1907)
"The fundamental law of Cromwell and the army seems to belong to the second ... Cromwell himself described the doctrine of fundamental law in a speech to the ..."
4. The High Court of Parliament and Its Supremacy: An Historical Essay on the by Charles Howard McIlwain (1910)
"... THE fundamental law NOTE A. THE fundamental law IN BRACTON (Pago 66) AN attempt to keep the King within the bounds of the law seems to be indicated by ..."
5. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"The "fundamental law of the Empire" With the Italians in open rebellion, the Poles always ready for the saine, the Magyars, Czechs, and southern Slavs ..."
6. Modern Constitutions: A Collection of the Fundamental Laws of Twenty-two of by Walter Fairleigh Dodd (1909)
"fundamental law CONCERNING THE GENERAL RIGHTS OF CITIZENS (December 21, 1867) ARTICLE 1. For all natives of the various kingdoms and countries represented ..."
7. Government by Commissions Illegal and Pernicious: The Nature and Effects of by Joshua Toulmin Smith (1849)
"It may undoubtedly happen, that, under some constitutional peculiarities, a fundamental law may exist adapted not to human nature in general, ..."