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common law

Translation of common law in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • (before noun) common-law wife common-law marriage
    matrimonio (masculine) consensual or de hecho
    Example sentences
    • Her mother stood next to an open doorway and sobbed yesterday as the undertakers brought down her common-law husband's body.
    • Pension providers were recently asked if they make a point of never providing pensions for common-law partners under any circumstances.
    • The policy permits Iowa State to offer the same insurance credits for domestic partners enrolled in an Iowa State benefits plan as it does for married or common-law partners.

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Cultural Note: common law

En el derecho inglés, el término se refiere a la ley basada en la costumbre y en el fallo de los tribunales (derecho consuetudinario y jurisprudencia respectivamente), es decir que no ha sido creada en el Parlamento. A menudo se contrapone a derecho escrito ( statute law). El derecho consuetudinario ( common law) solo rige cuando el derecho escrito no se pronuncia en una materia.

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