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English noun: case law

1. case 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.


Synonymscommon law, precedent


Broader (hypernym)jurisprudence, law


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. case law (communication) (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions


Synonymscommon law, precedent


Broader (hypernym)civil law


Domain categorycivil law


Domain category membersservice









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