proportionality

proportionality
proportionality UK US /prəˌpɔːʃəˈnæləti/ noun [U] LAW
the idea that a punishment for a particular crime must relate to how serious the crime is: »

The Court overturned a case on proportionality grounds.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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