common-law courts


common-law courts
The early royal courts in England that administered the law common to all.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


common-law courts
The early royal courts in England that administered the law common to all.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • common-law courts — In England, those administering the common law …   Black's law dictionary

  • common-law courts — In England, those administering the common law …   Black's law dictionary

  • common law — n: a body of law that is based on custom and general principles and embodied in case law and that serves as precedent or is applied to situations not covered by statute the common law of torts: as a: the body of law that was first developed in… …   Law dictionary

  • Common Law —     Common Law     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Common Law     (Lat. communis, general, of general application; lex, law)     The term is of English origin and is used to describe the juridical principles and general rules regulating the possession …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Common law — For other uses, see Common law (disambiguation). Common law (also known as case law or precedent) is law developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals rather than through legislative statutes or executive branch action. A… …   Wikipedia

  • common law — 1. the system of law originating in England, as distinct from the civil or Roman law and the canon or ecclesiastical law. 2. the unwritten law, esp. of England, based on custom or court decision, as distinct from statute law. 3. the law… …   Universalium

  • Common-Law — Das Common Law ist das in vielen englischsprachigen Ländern geltende Recht, das sich nicht auf Gesetze, sondern auf maßgebliche richterliche Urteile der Vergangenheit (Präzedenzfälle) stützt und auch entsprechend weitergebildet wird. Das Common… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Common law — Das Common Law ist das in vielen englischsprachigen Ländern geltende Recht, das sich nicht auf Gesetze, sondern auf maßgebliche richterliche Urteile der Vergangenheit (Präzedenzfälle) stützt und auch entsprechend weitergebildet wird. Das Common… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • common law — As distinguished from statutory law created by the enactment of legislatures, the common law comprises the body of those principles and rules of action, relating to the government and security of persons and property, which derive their authority …   Black's law dictionary

  • common law — As distinguished from statutory law created by the enactment of legislatures, the common law comprises the body of those principles and rules of action, relating to the government and security of persons and property, which derive their authority …   Black's law dictionary


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