Civil-law Meaning | Best 11 Definitions of Civil-law

Civil-law meaning

The definition of civil law means the code of laws developed from the Romans and used today in Europe and the United States or any body of law in a nation or state, particularly having to do with individual rights.

An example of a civil law is one allowing everyone the freedom to own property.

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The law pertaining to civil or private rights and duties rather than to matters arising under administrative, criminal, or military law.
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A system of law having its origin in Roman law, as opposed to common law or canon law.
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The body of law having to do with the private rights of individuals.
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Attributive form of civil law.

Civil-law country.

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The law of ancient Rome as embodied in the Justinian code, especially that which applied to private citizens.
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The body of codified law developed from Roman law and still in force in many European and American nations.
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The body of law that an individual nation or state has established for itself.
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A legal system derived from Roman law and based on fixed rules and statutes rather than on a court’s interpretation of broad principles. Prominent in continental Europe, Latin America, Scotland, Quebec, and Louisiana. See also common law and natural law.
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(law) The body of law dealing with the private relations between members of a community; it contrasts with criminal law, military law and ecclesiastical law.
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(law) Roman law based on the Corpus Juris Civilis; it contrasts with common law.
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