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English noun: common law

1. common law (communication) (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions


Synonymscase law, precedent


Broader (hypernym)civil law


Domain categorycivil law


Domain category membersservice

2. common law (group) a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws


SamplesCommon law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States.


Synonymscase law, precedent


Broader (hypernym)jurisprudence, law


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law









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