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English definition of “equal protection”

equal protection

noun [U]
 
 
US LAW
the idea that those responsible for making sure laws are obeyed should deal with every person or organization in the same way: Both state-run and private schools should have equal protection under the law.
(Definition of equal protection from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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