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Meaning of “civil law” in the English Dictionary

"civil law" in British English

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civil lawnoun [U]

uk   us  
the ​part of the ​legalsystem that ​relates to ​personalmatters, such as ​marriage and ​property, ​rather than ​crime
(Definition of civil law from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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civil lawnoun [U]

uk   us   LAW
the ​part of the ​legalsystem that ​deals with people's ​relationships, ​property, and ​businessagreements, rather than with ​criminalactivity: US ​shareholders are ​suing the ​company under ​civillaw for deliberately ​misleadinginvestors.
a ​legalsystembased on ancient Roman ​law, which is used in many countries. In this ​system a ​court makes decisions ​based on a set of ​recordedlaws rather than on the decision of a ​judge or jury: Thailand's ​legalsystem is ​based on ​civillaw, so the ​case may not be ​treated as a ​precedent by other ​bankruptcyjudges.
(Definition of civil law from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “civil law”
in Chinese (Simplified) 民法…
in Chinese (Traditional) 民法…
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