organic law
A law or system of laws which forms the foundation of a government, corporation or other organizations body of rules. A constitution is a particular form of organic law for a sovereign state.

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  • organic law — or·gan·ic law n: the body of laws (as in a constitution or charter) that form the original foundation of a government; also: one of the laws that make up such a body Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. organic law …   Law dictionary

  • Organic law — Organic Or*gan ic, a. [L. organicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. organique.] 1. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to an organ or its functions, or to objects composed of organs; consisting of organs, or containing them; as, the organic structure of animals and plants;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Organic law — An organic or fundamental law is a law or system of laws which forms the foundation of a government, corporation or other organization s body of rules. A constitution is a particular form of organic law for a sovereign state. Contents 1 Organic… …   Wikipedia

  • organic law — noun law determining the fundamental political principles of a government • Syn: ↑fundamental law, ↑constitution • Derivationally related forms: ↑constitutionalize (for: ↑constitution) • Topics: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • organic law — Constitutional law or, at least, law which carries a high degree of authority. St. Louis v Dorr, 145 Mo 466, 41 SW 1094, 46 SW 976. The basic law of a state or of a society, such as a mutual benefit society. 36 Am J2d Trat O § 9 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • organic law — /ɔˌgænɪk ˈlɔ/ (say aw.ganik law) noun See law (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • organic law — The fundamental law, or constitution, of a state or nation, written or unwritten. That law or system of laws or principles which defines and establishes the organization of its government …   Black's law dictionary

  • organic law — noun a law stating the formal constitution of a nation …   English new terms dictionary

  • Organic Law (Spain) — An Organic Law (Spanish: Ley Orgánica) in Spanish law under the present Spanish Constitution of 1978 must be passed by an absolute majority of the Congress of Deputies (not merely a majority of those voting). The Spanish Constitution specifies… …   Wikipedia

  • Organic Law of the Federal Public Administration — The Organic Law of the Federal Public Administration (Spanish: Ley Orgánica de la Administración Pública Federal) was a decree of the Congress of Mexico that provides the basis for the organization of the federal government of Mexico, both… …   Wikipedia

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