The appearance of a legal right to take some action, although the right may not actually exist.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Conduct based upon what appears to be a legal right or enforcement of statute, but in reality is a violation of law, such as issuing phony traffic tickets in order to raise revenue or extort payoffs.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:12 pm