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English noun: color of law

1. color of law (attribute) a mere semblance of legal right; something done with the apparent authority of law but actually in contravention of law


SamplesThe plaintiff claimed that under color of law the officer had deprived him of his civil rights.


Synonymscolour of law


Broader (hypernym)color, colour, gloss, semblance


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law









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