penumbra
pe·num·bra /pi-'nəm-brə/ n pl -bras
1: an area within which distinction or resolution is difficult or uncertain
the public-private penumbra
2: an extension of protection, reach, application, or consideration; esp: a body of rights held to be guaranteed by implication from other rights explicitly enumerated in the U.S. Constitution
the First Amendment has a penumbra where privacy is protected from governmental intrusionGriswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965) see also griswold v. connecticut in the important cases section
pe·num·bral /-brəl/ adj

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

penumbra
noun brink, cover, edge, fringe, margin, outskirt reflection, shade, shadow associated concepts: penumbra of a Constitutional Amendment

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


penumbra
The rights guaranteed by implication in a constitution or the implied powers of a rule.

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


penumbra
The rights guaranteed by implication in a constitution or the implied powers of a rule.

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

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  • Penumbra — (lat. „Halbschatten“) bezeichnet: Penumbra (Astronomie), Gebiete innerhalb von Sonnenflecken, die dunkler als die restliche Sonnenoberfläche sind vereinzelt auch den Halbschatten bei einer Mondfinsternis Penumbra (Medizin), die bei einem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Penumbra — Pe*num bra, n. [NL., fr. L. paene almost + umbra shade.] 1. An incomplete or partial shadow. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) The shadow cast, in an eclipse, where the light is partly, but not wholly, cut off by the intervening body; the space of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • penumbra — Pe*num bra, n. [NL., fr. L. paene almost + umbra shade.] 1. An incomplete or partial shadow. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) The shadow cast, in an eclipse, where the light is partly, but not wholly, cut off by the intervening body; the space of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • penumbra — 1660s, from Mod.L. penumbra partial shadow outside the complete shadow of an eclipse, coined 1604 by Kepler from L. pæne almost + umbra shadow (see UMBRAGE (Cf. umbrage)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • penumbra — s. f. 1.  [Física] Estado de uma superfície incompletamente iluminada por um corpo luminoso cujos raios são em parte interceptados por um corpo opaco. 2.  [Por extensão] Meia luz. 3.  [Belas Artes] Ponto de transição da luz para a sombra.… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Penumbra — Penumbra, der Halbschatten, der die meisten Sonnenflecke umgibt (s. Sonne) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Penumbra — (lat.), s. Sonnenflecke …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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