Definition of case law in English:

case law

Syllabification: case law


  • The law as established by the outcome of former cases. Compare with common law, statute law.
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    • 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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