equal protection clause


equal protection clause
equal protection clause n often cap E&P&C: the clause in the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that prohibits any state from denying to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws

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

equal protection clause
n.
A clause in the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution that prohibits states from denying people within their jurisdictions equal protection of the laws.

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


Equal Protection Clause
n. The provision of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution that prohibits states from denying equal protection of laws to its citizens.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.