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juridical system


n. ~ Diplomatics · A organization of individuals that is based on a system of positive law, beliefs, mores, and values.

(Duranti 1998, p. 125–126) Within [a juridical system], however much the governing principle changes over time and from place to place, human endeavors always present an organizational, an instrumental, and an executive or a constitutive nature.
(Duranti 1998, p. 43, n. 22) The term 'juridical' is broader than the term 'legal.' It refers to the nature of abstract legal concepts. Thus, a 'juridical transaction' is a transaction legally supposed or conceived of, to some extent irrespective of its actual existence, even if it contemplates incidents and circumstances not recognized by the law.