legal system


legal system
The historic and traditional system, including the legislative and judicial process, as contrasted with the emergent or lately adopted system which includes the legislative, administrative, and judicial process. 1 Am J2d Admin L § 16.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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