a branch of law dealing with the legal relationships of private individuals.Compare public law (def. 2).
a statute affecting only one person or a small number of persons directly.
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Origin of private law
First recorded in 1765–75
Words nearby private law
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British Dictionary definitions for private law
the branch of law that deals with the rights and duties of private individuals and the relations between themCompare public law
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