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CIVIL LAW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does civil law mean? 

CIVIL LAW (noun)
  The noun CIVIL LAW has 2 senses:

1. the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
2. the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law

  Familiarity information: CIVIL LAW used as a noun is rare.


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CIVIL LAW (noun)


Sense 1civil law [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("civil law" is a kind of...):

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Domain member category:

case law; common law; precedent ((civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions)

complaint ((civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based)

accession ((civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "civil law"):

case law; common law; precedent ((civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions)

legislation; statute law (law enacted by a legislative body)

Antonym:

international law (the body of laws governing relations between nations)


Sense 2civil law [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

jus civile; Justinian code; Roman law; civil law

Hypernyms ("civil law" is a kind of...):

legal code (a code of laws adopted by a state or nation)

Domain member category:

addiction ((Roman law) a formal award by a magistrate of a thing or person to another person (as the award of a debtor to his creditor); a surrender to a master)

novate (replace with something new, especially an old obligation by a new one)

stipulate (make an oral contract or agreement in the verbal form of question and answer that is necessary to give it legal force)


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