Simple Definition of civil law
: laws that deal with the rights of people rather than with crimes
Full Definition of civil law
1 : Roman law especially as set forth in the Justinian code
2 : the body of private law developed from Roman law and used in Louisiana and in many countries outside the English-speaking world
3 : the law established by a nation or state for its own jurisdiction
4 : the law of civil or private rights
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