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- common-law (attributive use)
- (law) 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.
- (law, archaic) One of two legal systems in England and in the United States before 1938 (the other being equity).
- Used other than as an idiom: see common, law.
law developed by judges
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- (law) common law (law developed by judges)