VAGUE

VAGUE

vague, adj.

1. Imprecise; not sharply outlined; indistinct; uncertain.

unconstitutionally vague.

1. (Of a penal legislative provision) so unclear and indefinite as not to give a person of ordinary intelligence the opportunity to know what is prohibited. [Cases: Statutes 47.]

2. (Of a statute) im-permissibly delegating basic policy matters to administrators and judges to such a degree as to lead to arbitrary and discriminatory application. [Cases: Statutes 47.]

2. (Of language) describing a distribution around a central norm, as opposed to a neatly bounded class; broadly indefinite.

3. Characterized by haziness of thought.


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