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Interestingly, the term came up in class on a completely unrelated topic. The term is: De jure, De facto
The concept presented by your example is described by the legal term 'desuetude'. In law, 'desuetude' constitutes a doctrine with this nutshell definition: The exceptional doctrine of judicial abrogation of a criminal statute where there has been a long period of non-enforcement. (From Duhaime's Law Dictionary.) A more detailed legal definition of the ...
It is called dead letter. Per Cambridge Online : a law or agreement that is no longer effective:
No, this sentence is active. For a sentence to be passive, it has to contain a form of be and a past participle (like broken, worked, begun), but the main verb is simply alleges, an active form. What you probably mean is that the subject of the sentence (Count I) is not an agent, but something that can't really "do" anything. But that is about meaning only: ...
Admeasure means to measure something in a formal or exact way. It has to some extent fallen into disuse, but it is still a term applied in shipping, marine architecture, and in a few other fields. Here are one or two fairly recent examples from the OED. 1999 J. Kretschmer Flirting with Mermaids (2003) 116 Country Girl had not been through the ...
It means "to measure out" or "apportion," if you will. It is in the dictionary. Here's the link: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/admeasure?s=t
Seeing as Restored covers many definitions of bringing things back into existance: to bring back into existence, use, or the like; reestablish: to restore order. to bring back to a former, original, or normal condition, as a building, statue, or painting. to reproduce or reconstruct (an ancient building, extinct animal, etc.) in the original ...
The law has its own language for just about everything, so it's no surprise that it has its own terms for documents, which often are critical to judicial decisions. The following may prove useful: Copy, a transcript of the writing of an original. Copies are unacceptable as evidence unless they can be certified as accurate by testimony or official act ...
In many cases you will find the term certified copy used. Type "order certified copy" into Google and you will get many auto-complete results ("order certified copy of marriage certificate" / "order certified copy of death certificate" / etc.). The Free Dictionary defines it as: A photocopy of a document, judgment, or record that is signed and attested ...
Duplicate would be acceptable. "I ordered a duplicate Social Security card and certified birth certificate to replace the ones lost in the fire."
The Conventions being described are the agreements (essentially treaties) reached through the International Labour Organization, the 12 most important of which are listed on its website. Each one involves a series of commitments: for example Article 3 of the Minimum Age Convention says the minimum age for work which is likely to jeopardise the health, ...
The word you're looking for is not jurisdiction (as mentioned in the comments, that's applies to legal matters) but sovereignty. E.g. sovereignty over Hong Kong.
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