common law

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Law developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals (also called case law), as distinguished from legislative statutes or regulations promulgated by the executive branch.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'common law':

common lawOne of two legal systems in England and in the United States before 1938 (the other being equity).
common lawUsed other than as an idiom: see common, law.
common lawcommon law (law developed by judges)
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