color


color
col·or n: a legal claim to or appearance of a right or authority
threats that gave color to an act of self-defense
— usu. used in the phrase under color of
a police officer held liable for violating the plaintiff's civil rights under color of state law
a second “search” under color of warrant — W. R. LaFave and J. H. Israel

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

color
I (complexion) noun apparent character, aspects, attribute, bearing, character, characteristics, component, constitution, denomination, description, designation, distinction, endowment, faculty, features, fettle, figure, flavor, form, hue, image, inclination, kind, likeness, lineament, make, manner, mark, nature, particularity, peculiarities, posture, principle, quality, shape, species, style, temperament, tendency, tone, trim, type, variety associated concepts: the color of a case II (deceptive appearance) noun act of dissembling, affectation, allegation, alleged motive, apparent right, appearance, cloak, concealment, cunning, deceit, deception, deceptive covering, device, disingenuousness, display, dissemblance, dissimulation, distortion, equivocalness, equivocation, evasion, exaggeration, external appearance, false appearance, falseness, falsification, feint, gloss, guile, guise, impression, misrepresentation, misstatement, outward appearance, praetextus, pretense, pretext, representation, show, simulacrum, simulation, subterfuge, suggestio falsi, suppressio veri associated concepts: color a cause of action, color of authority, color of claim, color of interest, color of jurisdiction, color of law, color of office, color of right, color of state law, color of title, color of title in adverse possession, under color of, under color of law III index camouflage IV index complexion V index falsify, misrepresent, prejudice (influence), pretense (pretext), slant, stain

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


color
n.
Appearance as opposed to reality; disguise; hiding facts behind a false legal theory.

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


color
n.
1 A false appearance; disguise; pretext; especially the false appearance of a claim to legal right, authority, or office.
2 The skin complexion of people who do not belong to the Caucasian or Caucasoid ethnic group. The term is frequently added to "race" in constitutional provisions and statutes barring discrimination.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


color
The appearance or semblance of a thing, as distinguished from the thing itself.

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


color
The appearance or semblance of a thing, as distinguished from the thing itself.

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

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