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  • 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 action — A lawsuit governed by the general principles of law derived from court decisions, as opposed to the provisions of statutes. Actions ex contractu, arising out of a breach of contract, and actions ex delicto, based upon the commission of a tort… …   Law dictionary

  • common-law pleading — The system of rules and principles that governed the forms into which parties cast their claims or defenses in order to set an issue before the court. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. common law pleading …   Law dictionary

  • common law marriage — in the USA, some states still accept that marriage can take place without statutory formalities. To operate, there must be a present agreement to marry, cohabitation in fact and representation by the parties to the community that they are married …   Law dictionary

  • court of common pleas — often cap C&C&P: an intermediate level court in some states (as Arkansas, Connecticut, and Ohio) having limited jurisdiction over various civil and criminal matters Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • common-law estoppel — noun : an estoppel by record or by deed or an estoppel in pais whenever recognized in a court of common law (as distinguished from one of equity) …   Useful english 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 marriage in the United States — was affirmed by the United States Supreme Court in Meister v. Moore (96 U.S. 76 (1877)), which ruled that Michigan had not abolished common law marriage merely by producing a statute establishing rules for the solemnization of marriages. Common… …   Wikipedia

  • Common law offences — are crimes under English criminal law and the related criminal law of Commonwealth of Nations countries. These are offences of the common law which are developed entirely by the courts over the years, and for which there is no actual legislation …   Wikipedia

  • Common law — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Court of Common pleas — Court Court (k[=o]rt), n. [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co + a root akin to Gr. chorto s inclosure, feeding place, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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