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case law

n.
The law as established by decisions of courts, especially appellate courts in published opinions.

case law

n
(Law) law established by following judicial decisions given in earlier cases. Compare statute law See also precedent1

case′ law`


n.
law based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
[1860–65]

case law

Law based on previous judicial decisions and precedent rather than statutes.
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Noun1.case 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"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
2.case law - (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisionscase law - (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
service - (law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him
civil law - the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
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