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Synonyms for common law

(civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions

a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws

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In this sense, what the American people need now is not mere skepticism, but the toppling of the liars on the Capitol Hill where stupidity has no limits, and electing a leader that has respect for international law, common sense and their own welfare (not Israel) - before things get worse than what they are now and before crude oil prices hit the $200 mark
Great legal traditions; civil law, common law, and Chinese law in historical and operational perspective.
This made the administration of justice the task of the central authority in the kingdom and thus led to the uniform development of a true common law, common to all Englishmen, whether of English or Norman ancestry, and common to all England.
Sudan as a whole is governed through customary law, common law and Islamic law in North Sudan.
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It is not just the franchise laws with which you must be familiar, but trademark and copyright law, common laws relating to misrepresentation, and trade practice laws.
Adam Dodek is a professor at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law, Common Law Section.
In international arbitration matters, he draws upon a particularly rich background having practiced law in both Europe and the United States, in civil law, common law, and public international law.