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Definition 1: the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for civil law in the sense of this definition

(civil law is a kind of ...) a code of laws adopted by a state or nation

"a code of laws"

(civil law is the domain which ... is member of) (Roman law) a formal award by a magistrate of a thing or person to another person (as the award of a debtor to his creditor); a surrender to a master

"under Roman law addiction was the justification for slavery"

(civil law is the domain which ... is member of) replace with something new, especially an old obligation by a new one

(civil law is the domain which ... is member of) make an oral contract or agreement in the verbal form of question and answer that is necessary to give it legal force

Definition 2: the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation - [noun denoting group]

(civil law belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

(civil law is the domain which ... is member of) (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions

(... is a kind of civil law ) law enacted by a legislative body

(civil law is the domain which ... is member of) (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based

(civil law is the domain which ... is member of) (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement

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