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Synonyms for law

a principle governing affairs within or among political units

the formal product of a legislative or judicial body

a broad and basic rule or truth

to institute or subject to legal proceedings

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the collection of rules imposed by authority

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a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society

a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature

the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do

the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system

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footnotes omitted)); see also Bork, supra note 36 (contending that common-law courts sometimes enforced agreements that protected producers and injured consumer welfare, and arguing that the Sherman Act condemns such agreements regardless of their status at common law).
Common-law courts answered this question using three tests: proximity, probable desistance, and res ipsa loquitur.
Common-law courts have usually maintained healthy adherence to the principle that the standard of care is that of the "ordinary" or "reasonable" qualified physician practicing in that specialty.
Assume for the moment that, as I have suggested, Congress in the Reconstruction era had the interpretive mode of equity courts and the federal courts had the interpretive mode of common-law courts.
It was the abolition of the prerogative courts in the Revolution, and the consolidation of the power of the common-law courts, that first created a unified system of criminal law--and, importantly, this new system was socially under the domination of the newly-ascendant landed gentry, and intellectually under the domination of Calvinist moral theology.
She also challenges continual search for legal reasoning, including both common-law courts and other foreign legal systems to "enable us to remain progressive, with systems that can cope with a rapidly shrinking world.
The political climate in England had restricted the jurisdiction of its admiralty courts while expanding the authority of the common-law courts.
The chamber was made up of judges and privy councillors and grew out of the medieval king's council as a supplement to the regular justice of the common-law courts.
Common-law courts just keep things tidy at the edges" (p.
Some 130 common-law courts (which claim authority going back to English common law) have been identified in 35 states.
These six simple rules - along with their complementary and rich body of rules of application - have evolved over the centuries in common-law courts in response to countless people seeking settlements of their specific disputes.
Like many anti-government groups that can be broadly included in the ``patriot'' movement, Republic members reject traditional legal systems, relying instead on their own common-law courts, through which they issued cease-and-desist orders against the governor and the Internal Revenue Service, and liens against all state property.