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"case law" in British English

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case lawnoun [U]

uk   /ˈkeɪs ˌlɔː/  us   /ˈkeɪs ˌlɑː/ specialized
lawbased on ​decisions that have been made by ​judges in the past
(Definition of case law from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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case lawnoun [U]

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LAW lawbased 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.
(Definition of case law from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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