Deference

2 definitions found for this term.
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The view that a court order is not the appropriate solution and that the matter should be left to the legislature.

Judicial respect for the actions or decisions of a statutory or prerogative authority reflected most generally in a requirement that an applicant for judicial review make out a very strong case for error before the court will intervene.

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