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Noun: civil law  si-vul lo
  1. (law) the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
  2. The legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law
    - Roman law, Justinian code, jus civile

Derived forms: civil laws

Type of: jurisprudence, law, legal code

Antonym: law of nations

Encyclopedia: Civil law