Simple Definition of case law
: law that is based on decisions that judges have made in past cases
Full Definition of case law
: law established by judicial decision in cases
Examples of case law in a sentence
Case law says that a person has a right to privacy.
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Legal Definition of case law
: law established by judicial decisions in cases as distinguished from law created by legislation —called also decisional law — see also common law
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