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rule of law

the principle that all people and institutions are subject to and accountable to law that is fairly applied and enforced; the principle of government by law. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Anarchy was the rule, and the rule of law was nonexistent.
  • Rue the day when rule of law displaces good manners.
  • Lakes don't matter here, separation doesn't help but economic freedom, property and the rule of law.
  • We need more consideration of limited governmental powers based on the rule of law.
  • When it comes to fundamental matters of rights and the rule of law, those answers are alarming.
  • Its character has been so far exemplary, showing maturity and good sense as well as a commitment to the rule of law.
  • So it's not a suitable area for investing exactly because you don't have the rule of law.
  • Our legal environment imposes costs on companies but it also has benefits such as stability, predictability and rule of law.
  • The attorney-client privilege goes to the heart of our version of the rule of law.
  • The civilian sensibility prizes above all else the rule of law.

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