Full Faith and Credit

Full Faith and Credit

Definition

The enforcement by one state of another state’s laws or legal decisions. The Full Faith and Credit Clause of Article IV, Section 1 of the United States Constitution requires states to recognize and enforce the legal acts, records, and proceedings of other states. The full-faith-and-credit statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1738, implements the Full Faith and Credit Clause and provides that state court decisions have the same full faith and credit in all U.S. courts as they have in the state courts where they were decided.

Get full access FREE

With a 7-Day free trial membership
Here's why 744,000 law students have relied on our key terms:
  • A complete online legal dictionary of law terms and legal definitions
  • Over 7,900 key terms written in plain English to help you not only understand the law but master it
  • The premier online law dictionary built specifically for law students
  • Easy access in class or on the go, accessible both online and through the Quimbee mobile app
  • Reliable - written by legal professors and practitioners
  • Get instant access to all related rules of law to any specific key term with a Quimbee Study Aid plan

Get full access FREE

With a 7-Day free trial membership