private law

noun

Definition of private law

  1. :  a branch of law concerned with private persons, property, and relationships — compare public law

1773

First Known Use of private law

1773


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private law

noun

Legal Definition of private law

  1. :  a branch of law concerned with private persons, property, and relationships — compare public law


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