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civil law
Definition

Law inspired by old Roman Law, the primary feature of which was that laws were written into a collection; codified, and not determined, as is common law, by judges. The principle of civil law is to provide all citizens with an accessible and written collection of the laws which apply to them and which judges must follow.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/1437