Secondary authority

Secondary authority – this term finds application in the area of Parliamentary Law in some legal systems, where refers to commentary statements of law with no binding legal force. These are proclamations only, separate from the legalislation and usually only show the postion of the entity (the Parliament, for example) to follow concrete policy. For example, a declaration by the Parlieament, judging a committed public crime against the society, is expression of secondary authority. An antonym is “primary authority”, which refers to the binding legislation, issued by by legislature bodies, courts, and administrative Institution.

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