civil law

civil law

  1. (law) The body of law dealing with the private relations between members of a community; it contrasts with criminal law, military law and ecclesiastical law.
  2. (law) Legal system based on the Corpus Juris Civilis; it contrasts with common law.
Related terms
  • civil violation
Translations Translations
  • French: droit romano-civiliste, droit romano-germanique
  • German: römisch-germanisches Recht
  • Italian: diritto continentale, diritto romano-germanico
  • Portuguese: civil law, direito romano-germânico
  • Russian: рома́но-герма́нское пра́во
  • Spanish: derecho continental

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