Synonyms of color of law


1. color of law, colour of law, semblance, gloss, color, colour

usage: a mere semblance of legal right; something done with the apparent authority of law but actually in contravention of law; "the plaintiff claimed that under color of law the officer had deprived him of his civil rights"

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