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

Type of: civil law, jurisprudence, law

Encyclopedia: Case law