case law

noun
|Updated on: 8 Aug 2018

Definition of case law

: 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.

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First Known Use of case law

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CASE LAW Defined for English Language Learners

case law

Definition of case law for English Language Learners

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


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case law

noun

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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