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  1. common law

    英式

    • n.
      the part of English law that is derived from custom and judicial precedent rather than statutes.;the body of English law as adopted and adapted by the different States of the US.
    • noun: common law

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. the part of English law that is derived from custom and judicial precedent rather than statutes.
    • the body of English law as adopted and adapted by the different States of the US.
    • 2. denoting a partner in a marriage recognized in some jurisdictions (excluding the UK) as valid by common law, though not brought about by a civil or ecclesiastical ceremony a common-law husband
    • denoting a partner in a relationship in which a man and woman cohabit for a period long enough to suggest stability.