Definition of common law noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

common law

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noun
BrE BrE//ˌkɒmən ˈlɔː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːmən ˈlɔː//
 
[uncountable]
 
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(in some countries) the part of the law that has been developed from customs and from decisions made by judges, not created by Parliament compare case law, statute law
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