case law

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  1. law established by judicial decisions in particular cases, instead of by legislative action.

Origin of case law

First recorded in 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for case law

case law

  1. law established by following judicial decisions given in earlier cases: Compare statute law See also precedent (def. 1)

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