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- (law) The body of law dealing with the private relations between members of a community; it contrasts with criminal law, military law and ecclesiastical law.
- (law) Legal system based on the Corpus Juris Civilis; it contrasts with common law.
body of law dealing with private relations
legal system contrasting with common law
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civil law f (uncountable)