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Meaning of COMMON LAW

Pronunciation:  'kâmun lo

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  1. [n]  (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
  2. [n]  a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws; "common law originated in the the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States"
 Synonyms: case law, case law, precedent, precedent
 See Also: civil law, jurisprudence, law



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 Definition: Also case law. Law established by subject matter heard in earlier cases.
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