- A statute which does not have a uniform operation, relating to particular persons or things of a class, either particularized by the express terms of the act, or separated by any method of selection from the whole class to which the law might, but for such limitations, be applicable. 50 Am J1st Stat § 7. A statute which by force of a stated or inherent limitation arbitrarily excludes some persons, places, or things upon which otherwise it would operate. Iowa Motor Vehicle Asso. v Board of Railroad Comrs. 207 Iowa 461, 221 NW 364, 75 ALR 1. A statute making a classification not based on any reasonable ground. Nicholls v Spokane Public School District, 195 Wash 310, 80 P2d 833. See special legislation, D 1219.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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