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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. That part of the law of England and of the United States which is not derived from express legislative enactment, or at least from any enactment now extant and in force as such. This law is now generally contained in the reports of judicial decisions. See Common law, under Common.

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  • n. law based on customary behavior

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