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The law as established by decisions of courts, especially appellate courts in published opinions.
law based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
Law based on previous judicial decisions and precedent rather than statutes.
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|Noun||1.||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"|
|2.||case 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