Origin of common-law
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Origin of common law
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Less canonically, “natural marriage” is also at times used as a rough synonym for “common-law marriage.”
Single-parent, same-sex, and common-law families barely penetrated public consciousness, much less the Hebrew lexicon.People-Powered Social Revolution in Israel Promotes Rights of Same-Sex Families|Irit Rosenblum|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Common-law partnerships have their own independent authority and validity.
Common-law partnership makes the couple, and not the government or religious institution, the authority in family life.
Common-law partnership offers privacy and autonomy in a world of increasing intrusion and regulation.
Common-law judges and civilians would agree that the finder got possession first, and so could keep it as against the shopkeeper.The Common Law|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Another is the interaction of chancery and common-law practice and traditions since the Judicature Acts.
Let me ask, Can the city by any means legalize a common-law misdemeanor?Jersey Street and Jersey Lane|H. C. Bunner
Marriage bonds are loose in the West Indies, and common-law marriages are the rule rather than the exception.The Panama Canal|Frederic Jennings Haskin
Now, you understand, gentlemen, that there is no common-law jurisdiction of offences residing in the United States Courts.
British Dictionary definitions for common-law
Culture definitions for common-law
Law developed in the course of time from the rulings of judges, as opposed to law embodied in statutes passed by legislatures (statutory law) or law embodied in a written constitution (constitutional law). (See stare decisis.)