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color of law meaning and definition

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Definition of color of law (noun)

  1. a mere semblance of legal right; something done with the apparent authority of law but actually in contravention of law
    • "the plaintiff claimed that under color of law the officer had deprived him of his civil rights"
    • synonyms: colour of law
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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