[ noun ] (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)
"the rationale for capital punishment" "the principles of internal-combustion engines"
Used in print(John F. Hayward, "Mimesis and Symbol in the Arts"...)
Their artistic rationale is given to the witness of unreason .(U.S. Reports. Volume 364. Cases Adjudged in the...)
We have concluded that petitioner 's claims are controlled by the rationale of gonzales_v._United_States , 348_U._S._407_(_1955_) , and United_States_v._Nugent , 346_U._S .1_(_1953 ) , and therefore affirm the judgment .(Raymond J. Corsini et al., Roleplaying in Business...)
The goal will be to provide the reader with an integrated rationale to aid him in applying roleplaying techniques in this unique training area .