case law definition

  • noun:
    • Law according to judicial choice and precedent in place of on statutes.
    • Law or system of guidelines set up according to judicial precedent instead of on statutory guidelines developed by legislation.
    • something of jurisprudence predicated on judicial precedents rather than statutory guidelines
    • (civil-law) a law founded by using earlier in the day judicial decisions

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