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Civil Law in United Kingdom

Definition of Civil Law

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Civil Law : 1. The law of any particular state, now usually called *municipal law.

2. Roman law.

3. A legal system based on Roman law, as distinct from the English system of *common law.

4. *private law, as opposed to *public law, military law, and ecclesiastical law.


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Definition of Civil Law

Law involving disputes which do not amount to crimes.

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  • Article Name: Civil Law
  • Author: MacCallum
  • Description: Definition of Civil Law In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Civil Law : 1. The law of [...]

This entry was last updated: January 13, 2015


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