Vagueness

2 definitions found for this term.
Definitions are presented in the order source books were published (most recent first).

An unacceptable lack of precision in legislation that leaves its meaning and application so uncertain as to unduly threaten a protected right or freedom.

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A principle of fundamental justice that is offended by a law that does not provide a framework for legal debate that provides fair notice to citizens and limits law enforcement discretion. Vagueness can also be relevant to determining whether an objective constitutes a just cause for the denial of bail and whether a limit on a Charter right is prescribed by law.

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