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common lawnoun [C/U]

us   /ˈkɑm·ən ˈlɔ/
politics & government a legal system that has developed over a period of time from customs and court decisions
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common lawnoun [U]

uk   /ˌkɒm.ən ˈlɔː/ us   /ˌkɑː.mən ˈlɑː/
the legal system in England and most of the US that has developed over a period of time from old customs and court decisions, rather than laws made by politicians

common-lawadjective

uk   /ˈkɒm.ən.lɔː/ us   /ˈkɑː.mən.lɑː/
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common lawnoun [U]

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LAW a system of laws based on customs and court decisions rather than on written laws made by a parliament. Common law forms the basis of the legal system in the UK, US, and various other countries: There is no statutory definition of "occupier" so it is necessary to turn to common law.
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