HyperDic: common_law

English > 2 senses of the expression common law:
NOUNcommunicationcommon law, case law, precedent(civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
groupcommon law, case law, precedenta system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws
English > common law: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaning(civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions.
Synonymscase law, precedent
Category ofservice(law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him
Categorycivil lawThe body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
Broadercivil lawThe body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
Spanishderecho común
Catalandret comú
English > common law: 2 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws.
Example"common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States"
Synonymscase law, precedent
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderlaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Catalanprecedent

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