Definitions for "Rule of Law"
A principle of the law; a ground of decision, recognized by the courts; a guiding principle in the determination of new cases. (Hogue, Arthur R. Origins of the Common Law, 257)
A legal system in which rules are clear, well-understood, and fairly enforced, including property rights and enforcement of contracts.
Standards of behavior and rights are established by the law and no one is above the law.
Keywords:  impalpable, arising, fact, human, debt
a fact as impalpable as a debt, arising out of human relations