case law Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “case law” in the English Dictionary

"case law" in British English

See all translations

case lawnoun [U]

uk   us   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)

"case law" in Business English

See all translations

case lawnoun [U]

uk   us  
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)
Translations of “case law”
in Chinese (Simplified) 判例法(以已往的判例为依据的法律)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 判例法(以已往的判例為依據的法律)…
What is the pronunciation of case law?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

forage

to go from place to place searching, especially for food

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More