Functions of Legal Symbols

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In connection with the role performed, the problem of legal symbols is becoming increasingly popular in the legal literature. The meaning of legal symbols is often investigated by characterizing their functions. The author has researched and analyzed the functions of legal symbols highlighted in the legal doctrine. The author’s system of functions of legal symbols is proposed: regulatory, legal, informational, economy of linguistic means, identification, ideological. It is concluded that the functions of legal symbols are different in their essential content. The problem of their functioning is complex. Each legal symbol has only its inherent purpose. However, it is only by studying all the functions of symbolism that it is possible to identify the role that symbols play in modern times in the legal system.

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Natalya S. Goncharova

Central Federal State Educational Institution «Russian State University of Justice»

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ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7069-2802
SPIN-code: 6740-4429
Russian Federation, Voronezh


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