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The law as established by decisions of courts, especially appellate courts in published opinions.
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law based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
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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
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