HyperDic: civil_law

English > 2 senses of the expression civil law:
NOUNgroupcivil lawthe body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
communicationcivil law, Roman law, Justinian code, jus civilethe legal code of ancient Rome
English > civil law: 2 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningThe body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation.
Category ofaccession(civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement
case law, precedent, common law(civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
complaint(civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narrowercase law, precedent, common law(civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
legislation, statute lawlaw enacted by a legislative body
Broaderlaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Oppositeinternational law, law of nationsThe body of laws governing relations / relations between nations
Spanishderecho civil, derecho interno, derecho nacional
Catalandret civil, dret intern, dret nacional
English > civil law: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law.
SynonymsRoman law, Justinian code, jus civile
Category ofaddiction(Roman law) a formal award by a magistrate of a thing or person to another person (as the award of a debtor to his creditor)
novateReplace with something new, especially an old obligation by a new one
stipulatemake an oral contract or agreement in the verbal form of question and answer that is necessary to give it legal force
Broaderlegal codeA code of laws adopted by a state / state or nation
Spanishderecho civil, derecho continental, derecho romano

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