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English noun: civil law

1. civil law (group) the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation


Broader (hypernym)jurisprudence, law


Narrower (hyponym)case law, common law, legislation, precedent, statute law


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law


Domain category membersaccession, case law, common law, complaint, precedent


Antonymsinternational law, law of nations

2. civil law (communication) the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law


Synonymsjus civile, Justinian code, Roman law


Broader (hypernym)legal code


Domain category membersaddiction, novate, stipulate









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