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fundamental law

the organic law of a state, especially its constitution.
Origin of fundamental law
1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As reflected by this section, the right to a jury trial is part of our fundamental law.
British Dictionary definitions for fundamental law

fundamental law

the law determining the constitution of the government of a state; organic law
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