judge-made definition

  • adjective:
    • developed by judges or judicial decision; -- applied esp. to law applied or set up because of the judicial interpretation of statutes whilst increase or limit their scope, concerning satisfy brand-new cases, to offer new or better solutions, etc., and frequently used opprobriously of functions of judicial interpretation considered as carrying this out. Judge-made legislation is compared with statutory legislation and civil law.

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