case law

noun

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.

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First Known Use of case law

1731


CASE LAW Defined for English Language Learners

case law

noun

Definition of case law for English Language Learners

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


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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