conflict of laws


dissimilarity or discrepancy between the laws of different legal orders, such as states or nations, with regard to the applicable legal rules and principles in a matter that each legal order wishes to regulate.
Also called private international law. the branch of law dealing with the determination of the law applicable to a private-law matter, of the legal order having jurisdiction to adjudicate such a matter, and of the extent to which an adjudication in such a matter by another legal order is to be recognized and enforced locally.

Nearby words

  1. conflagration,
  2. conflate,
  3. conflation,
  4. conflict,
  5. conflict of interest,
  6. conflicted,
  7. conflicting,
  8. conflictual,
  9. confluence,
  10. confluence of sinuses Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019