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legal fiction n
: something asssumed in law to be fact irrespective of the truth or accuracy of that assumption [the legal fiction that a day has no fractions "Fields v. Fairbanks North Star Borough, 818 P.2d 658 (1991)"]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.