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NOUN (2)

1. a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws;
- Example: "common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States"
[syn: common law, case law, precedent]

2. (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions;
[syn: case law, precedent, common law]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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