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PARENS PATRIAE Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

i) It is the right held by the court to take a reasonable decision on the part of a person who is unable to make one for himself. Usually, such people suffer from disabilities, rendering it impossible for them to make the right decision. Ii) The right withheld by the court to begin prosecuting a case on behalf of a legal, disabled citizen.


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