Privileges and Immunities Clause


privileges and immunities clause
privileges and immunities clause n often cap P&I&C
1: a clause in Article IV of the U.S. Constitution stating that the citizens of each state of the U.S. shall be entitled to all the privileges and immunities of citizens of the other states
2: a clause in Amendment XIV to the U.S. Constitution stating that no state shall make or enforce any law that abridges the privileges or immunities of the citizens of the U.S. – called also privileges or immunities clause;

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

Privileges and Immunities Clause
A provision found in Article IV of the U.S. Constitution that prohibits states from discriminating against those who are not state citizens or from favoring its own citizens over citizens of other states. The Privileges and Immunities Clause has been interpreted to create a right to travel, in that it allows citizens of one state to go to another state and enjoy the same privileges and immunities as that state's citizens.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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