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HAPPINESS Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

The constitutional right of men to pursue their “happiness” means theright to pursue any lawful business or vocation, in any manner not inconsistent with theequal rights of others, which may increase their prosperity, or develop their faculties, soas to give to them their highest enjoyment. Butchers’ Union Co. v. Crescent City Co.. IllU. S. 757, 4 Sup. Ct. 652. 28 L. Ed. 585; 1 Bl. Comm. 41. And see English v. English, 32N. J. Eq. 750.


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