General law in the Dictionary of Law consisting of Judicial Definitions and Explanations of Words, Phrases and Maxims
Relates to a whole genus or kind, to a whole class or order. Opposed, local or special law.
Note: This legal definition of General law in the Dictionary of Law (English and American Jurisprudence) is from 1893.
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What is General Law?
A definition of general law is: A law that affects the community at large. More details on the Encyclopedia. A general law as contradistinguished from one that is special or local, is a law that embraces a class of subjects or places, and does not omit any subject or place naturally belonging to such class. More details on the Encyclopedia. A law, framed in general terms, restricted to no locality, and operating equally upon all of a group of objects, which, having regard to the purposes of the legislation, are distinguished by characteristics sufficiently marked and important to make them a class by themselves, is not a special or local law, but a general law. More details on the Encyclopedia. A law that relates to a subject of a general nature, or that affects all people of state, or all of a particular class. More details on the Encyclopedia. Compare Private law; Special law.
- “General Law” in the White America Dictionary (New York, Los Angeles, London, New Delhy, Hong Kong, 1989)