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civil law

civil law

 
pronunciation:
sI vl law
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the section of law that deals with the rights of the citizens, as distinct from laws that regulate criminal acts, military personnel, or international trade.
definition 2: an ancient Roman body of laws that applied to the private citizens of Rome.
definition 3: any system of law formulated from the ancient Roman system, as distinct from church law or common law.
derivation: civil-law (adj.)