Definition of Legal fiction:
Assumption that something is true even though it may be not. Legal fiction is employed in judicial reasoning to avoid difficulties in the operation of a law, where the situation it governs has changed but its wording has remained the same.
An assertion accepted as true, though probably fictitious, to achieve a particular goal in a legal matter.
How to use Legal fiction in a sentence?
- One must remember that landownership is ultimately simply a legal fiction.
Meaning of Legal fiction & Legal fiction Definition