Definition of Organic 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
Definition of Organic law
1. Noun. (legal) A law or system of laws which forms the foundation of a government, corporation or other organization's body of rules. A constitution is a particular form of organic law for a sovereign state. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Organic Law Pictures
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Organic Law Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Organic Law
Literary usage of Organic law
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"... often in- CM voked to settle their true meaning; but until recently no one ever doubted that the right of trial by jury was fortified in the organic law ..."
2. An Introduction to the Constitutional Law of the United States: Especially by John Norton Pomeroy, Edmund Hatch Bennett (1886)
"THE ESSENTIAL NATURE OF THE organic law, AND OF THE BODY-POLITIC WHICH LIES ... Upon the conceptions we form of the essential character of this organic law, ..."
3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"This provision was carried into the organic law of Missouri Territory (section 6) in 1812, and the organic law of several of the older Territories. ..."
4. Modern Egypt by Evelyn Baring Cromer (1908)
"Some well-meaning proposals were put forward by the British Government with a view to revising the organic law in a sense which would be liberal but, ..."
5. Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography by James Grant Wilson, John Fiske (1898)
"... 12 Nov., 1770, and framed a constitution so " well ordered " that without amendment it continued to be the organic law of the state from ..."
6. The Law of Railways: Embracing the Law of Corporations, Eminent Domain by Isaac Fletcher Redfield (1888)
"And perhaps it is equally implied in the fundamental compact, that the majority have no power to change the organic law of * the association, ..."
7. Political and Constitutional Law of the United States of America by William O. Bateman (1876)
"Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.1 (3pa) OF THE POLITICAL SYSTEM ESTABLISHED BY THE organic law: AND HEREIN, ..."