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    common law

    common law - Dictionary definition and meaning for word common law

    Definition
    (noun) (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    Synonyms : case law , precedent
    Definition
    (noun) a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws
    Synonyms : case law , precedent
    Example Sentence
    • common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States
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