organic law
or·gan·ic law n: the body of laws (as in a constitution or charter) that form the original foundation of a government; also: one of the laws that make up such a body

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

organic law
index constitution

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


organic law
n.
The fundamental law of a state or country that serves as a basis for all other laws and social organization; it may be written, such as a constitution, or unwritten.

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


organic law
n. The body of laws that are fundamental to defining and creating a government and its legal system, whether written (such as a constitution) or unwritten.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


organic law
The fundamental law or constitution of a particular state or nation, either written or unwritten, that defines and establishes the manner in which its government will be organized.

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


organic law
The fundamental law or constitution of a particular state or nation, either written or unwritten, that defines and establishes the manner in which its government will be organized.

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

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