civil law

Definitions of "civil law"
  1. A law primarily rooted in the legal system of ancient Rome, principally found in Justinian's Code
  2. A legal system conceived from Roman law and utilized in the state of Louisiana, across continental Europe, and many other countries outside the English-speaking world, particularly those colonized by European nations
  3. Law instituted by a specific nation or state for its own jurisdiction
  4. A body of law that governs private rights, contrasting with laws that regulate criminal matters
How to use "civil law" in a sentence
  1. In the matter of inheritances, civil law has specific regulations that provide guidance.
  2. Civil law codes in various countries have shaped their legal procedures and court systems.
  3. Your real estate dispute will be adjudicated under the provisions of civil law.

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