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case law

noun

Simple Definition of case law

  • : law that is based on decisions that judges have made in past cases

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of case law

  1. :  law established by judicial decision in cases

Examples of case law in a sentence

  1. Case law says that a person has a right to privacy.



1861

First Known Use of case law

1861


Law Dictionary

case law

noun

Legal Definition of case law

  1. :  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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