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law established by judicial decisions in particular cases, instead of by legislative action.
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Circumstances might arise in which case-law might be applicable.
Parenthood and Race Culture Caleb Williams Saleeby

law established by following judicial decisions given in earlier cases Compare statute law See also precedent (sense 1)


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