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case law

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 approved beforehand.
Translations of “case law”
in Chinese (Traditional) 判例法(以已往的判例為依據的法律)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 判例法(以已往的判例为依据的法律)…
(Definition of case law from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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