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English

Term common law (noun) 
Plain Language Definition law that accumulates from decisions of the law courts, while the statute laws are enacted by the legislatures 
Context/Example *Common law* is followed in English-speaking nations around the world with previous political connections to England.

 
Related words
customary law; common-law (adj) 
 
This term last modified: 4/8/2009
 
 
 
 
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