case law

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

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  • case law — n: law established by judicial decisions in cases as distinguished from law created by legislation – called also decisional law; see also common law Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Case Law — Article détaillé : Règle du précédent. Le case law est un principe important du système juridique anglo saxon. Cette notion signifie littéralement la loi/règle du cas. Dans ce système anglo saxon une décision judiciaire antérieure portant… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • case law — ➔ law * * * case law UK US noun [U] ► LAW law based on decisions that have been made by judges in the past: »Case law has established that workers are on the job if they re doing something that benefits the employer, even if the activity wasn t… …   Financial and business terms

  • case law — That body of Court decisions that act as precedents in the interpretation of various Acts. In some cases, the rule is not in statute books but can be found as a principle of law established by a judge in some recorded case. (Dictionary of… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • case law — n [U] law a type of law that is based on decisions judges have made in the past …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • case law — case′ law n. law law based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • case law — n. law based on previous judicial decisions, or precedents: distinguished from STATUTE LAW …   English World dictionary

  • Case-Law —   [ keɪs lɔː, englisch] das, , im angloamerikanischen Recht durch richterliche Entscheidung (Urteil) in einzelnen Fällen (englisch case, »Fall«) gebildetes, nicht kodifiziertes Recht, das durch die Präzedenzwirkung solcher Entscheidungen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Case law — In law, case law is the set of reported judicial decisions of selected appellate courts and other courts of first instance which make new interpretations of the law and, therefore, can be cited as precedents in a process known as stare decisis.… …   Wikipedia

  • case law — noun 1. a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States • Syn: ↑common law, ↑precedent • Topics: ↑law,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Case Law — Fallrecht (engl.: case law) ist eine Methode der Rechtsfindung, die im anglo amerikanischen Rechtskreis angewandt wird. Im Unterschied zum römisch europäischen Rechtssystem stützt sich die Rechtsfindung auf Tradition und Präzedenzfälle, die aus… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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