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Noun: common law  kó-mun lo
  1. (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    - case law, precedent
     
  2. (law) 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";
    - case law, precedent
Adjective: common-law  kó-mun lo
  1. Based on common law
    "a common-law right"

See also: unwritten

Type of: civil law, jurisprudence, law

Encyclopedia: Common law

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