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common law

One of two legal systems in England and in the United States before 1938 (the other being equity).
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Additional definitions for 'common law':

common lawLaw 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.
common lawUsed other than as an idiom: see common, law.
common lawcommon law (law developed by judges)
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