Origin of common-law
Origin of common law
Examples from the Web for common-law
Contemporary Examples of common-law
Less canonically, “natural marriage” is also at times used as a rough synonym for “common-law marriage.”What Is ‘Natural Marriage?’
March 27, 2014
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
November 15, 2013
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.
Historical Examples of common-law
Let me ask, Can the city by any means legalize a common-law misdemeanor?Jersey Street and Jersey Lane
H. C. Bunner
I am a common-law barrister, and am rising in my profession.
"That idea of a common-law marriage was clever," Groll said musing.Max Fargus
Now, you understand, gentlemen, that there is no common-law jurisdiction of offences residing in the United States Courts.
I took up with him at once the matter of Zoe's common-law marriage.Children of the Market Place
Edgar Lee Masters
mid-14c., "the customary and unwritten laws of England as embodied in commentaries and old cases" (see common (adj.)), as opposed to statute law. Phrase common law marriage is attested from 1909.