Case-law meaning

The law as established by decisions of courts, especially appellate courts in published opinions.
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Law based on previous judicial decisions, or precedents.
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The law based on judicial opinions, including decisions that interpret statutes, rather than law based on statutes and other sources. See also administrative law, casus omissus, and common law.
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The collection of reported judicial decisions within a particular jurisdiction dealing with a specific issue or topic. Also called decisional law.
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Law or system of laws established based on judicial precedent rather than on statutory laws created by legislation.
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