primary authority

primary authority
Law, in various forms, that a court must follow in deciding a case.

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

primary authority
Law, in various forms, that a court must follow in deciding a case.
II Constitutions, codes, statutes, ordinances, and case law sources.

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

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