black letter law

black letter law
n.
An informal term for basic principles of law. See also hornbook law

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


black letter law
Same as hornbook law.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


black letter law
A term used to describe basic principles of law that are accepted by a majority of judges in most states.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


black letter law
A term used to describe basic principles of law that are accepted by a majority of judges in most states.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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