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acquired rights doctrine


Definitions of acquired rights doctrine

  • the legal principle that an immediate, fixed right cannot be limited by later laws passed by the government

    "The acquired rights doctrine suggests that a change in the supreme power in a country cannot affect the interests of individuals."

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