civil law

Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to civil law: Tort law
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for civil law

the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation

the legal code of ancient Rome

References in periodicals archive ?
The committee has also scheduled more focus group panel discussions in the days to come on Alternative Dispute Resolution, reforms in Civil Laws and the role of bar in providing the speedy and effective justice and curbing practices that cause unnecessary and unreasonable delay in dispensation of justice in the country.
First: divorce is by man based on amend 1132 of civil law and he could perform it any time
17) In this way, the acceptance of amicus submissions appears more similar to the fact-gathering methods of some inquisitorial civil law courts.
or Brazil, for instance, still have the right to marry in a church or a mosque, but their marriage is registered under civil laws that settle issues affecting their families.
What is also noteworthy about this list is that it was not considered an important factor to know both the common law and civil law.
They note that there are ten current states that initially had civil law origins because they were initially settled by France, Mexico, or Spain.
Exhaustive legal reasoning and case references are not found in civil law decisions.
Pejovich argues throughout his analysis that the common law fosters better outcomes because civil law can change rapidly with the whims of legislators who enact statutes, whereas precedent constrains changes in the common law.
We will then move on to consider the kind of structures that are available in civil law for giving legal identity to a Catholic school, and how best to correlate the civil option chosen with the requirements of canon law and the desired ecclesial structure and juridic status.
The Law Center said the journal is designed to promote a multidisciplinary and pluralistic approach, and focuses on the following themes: the evolution of the law in mixed jurisdictions, chiefly Louisiana; the evolution in civil law in an English speaking environment; the impact of globalization on the evolution of both civil and common law; the impact of the civil law and the common law outside the western world and their interrelation with other legal traditions; the divide between civil law and common law in the American Hemisphere and in Europe; and, civil law and common law traditions in the harmonization and unification processes, including linguistic issues.
The university will welcome her back to receive the honorary title of doctor of civil law.
The Civil Law and Common Law Are the "Basic Building Blocks" of International Law 2.
The following is an approach to the problem from the perspective of the law, sports economics and legal education at the University of Bayreuth, the Department of Civil Law, Commercial and Economic Law, Comparative Law and Sports Law (Civil Law VI) and ultimately from the personal viewpoint of the author as chair of the department and co-publisher of the journal "Causa Sport", concerned with issues of sports law (www.
So why not further amend the civil law for the benefit of Muslims in family matters?
The answer to the question is complex, since it involves issues of pastoral care, canon law, and civil law.