civil law

Noun1.civil law - the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
international law, law of nations - the body of laws governing relations between nations
2.civil lawcivil law - the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law

CIVIL LAW. The municipal code of the Romans is so called. It is a rule of action, adopted by mankind in a state of society. It denotes also the municipal law of the land. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 11. See Law, civil.

accession, case law, common law, complaint, international law, jurisprudence, law, law of nations, legislation, precedent, statute law
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