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case law

Syllabification: case law

Definition of case law in English:

noun

The law as established by the outcome of former cases. Compare with common law, statute law.
Example sentences
  • Recent case law on malpractice litigation and informed consent has been incorporated.
  • Of course, the matter is of public interest but the point is secure on established case law and clear in your Lordship's judgment.
  • It is important to note that in this area the law is the product of case law rather than statute.

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