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  1. common law

    • IPA[ˈkämən ˈˌlô]

    美式

    • n.
      the part of English law that is derived from custom and judicial precedent rather than statutes. Often contrasted with statutory law.;the body of English law as adopted and modified separately by the different states of the US and by the federal government.
    • noun: common law

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. the part of English law that is derived from custom and judicial precedent rather than statutes. Often contrasted with statutory law.
    • the body of English law as adopted and modified separately by the different states of the US and by the federal government.
    • denoting a partner in a marriage by common law (which recognized unions created by mutual agreement and public behavior), not by a civil or ecclesiastical ceremony a common-law husband
    • denoting a partner in a long-term relationship of cohabitation.