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common law

n.
1. Law established by court decisions rather than by statutes enacted by legislatures.
2. The law of England adopted by its territories and colonies, including the United States at the time of its formation.

common law

n
1. (Law) the body of law based on judicial decisions and custom, as distinct from statute law
2. (Law) the law of a state that is of general application, as distinct from regional customs
3. (Law) (modifier) : common-law denoting a marriage deemed to exist after a couple have cohabited for several years: common-law marriage; common-law wife.

com′mon law′


n.
the system of law originating in England, based on custom or court decisions rather than civil or ecclesiastical law.
[1300–50]

common law

The body of law based on court decisions, customs and practices rather than on statutes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.common law - (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisionscommon 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
2.common 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"
Translations
القانون العام
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common law

ndiritto consuetudinario

common

(ˈkomən) adjective
1. seen or happening often; quite normal or usual. a common occurrence; These birds are not so common nowadays.
2. belonging equally to, or shared by, more than one. This knowledge is common to all of us; We share a common language.
3. publicly owned. common property.
4. coarse or impolite. She uses some very common expressions.
5. of ordinary, not high, social rank. the common people.
6. of a noun, not beginning with a capital letter (except at the beginning of a sentence). The house is empty.
noun
(a piece of) public land for everyone to use, with few or no buildings. the village common.
ˈcommoner noun
a person who is not of high rank. The royal princess married a commoner.
common knowledge
something known to everyone or to most people. Surely you know that already – it's common knowledge.
common ˈlaw noun
a system of unwritten laws based on old customs and on judges' earlier decisions.
ˈcommon-law adjective
referring to a relationship between two people who are not officially married, but have the same rights as husband and wife. a common-law marriage; a common-law wife/husband.
ˈcommonplace adjective
very ordinary and uninteresting. commonplace remarks.
ˈcommon-room noun
in a college, school etc a sitting-room for the use of a group.
common sense
practical good sense. If he has any common sense he'll change jobs.
the Common Market
(formerly) an association of certain European countries to establish free trade (without duty, tariffs etc) among them, now replaced by the European Union.
the (House of) Commons
the lower house of the British parliament.
in common
(of interests, attitudes, characteristics etc) shared or alike. They have nothing in common – I don't know why they're getting married.
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Thursday's forum may not have fallen under the Open Meeting Law, but it is clear that the spirit of that law, common sense, and precepts of good governance dictate that such a forum ought to have been open to all interested in attending -- parents, the press, and taxpayers.