civil code

(redirected from Civil codes)
Also found in: Legal, Encyclopedia.

civil code

Comprehensive written organization of general rules and regulations authorized by the legislature, based on Roman, Spanish, and French civil law. In the U.S., the judicial system that presides over health care issues and lawsuits is governed by the civil code in Louisiana only and by common law in other states.
See also: code
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
1168 of the Civil Code such conventions will be interpreted in the light of the provisions of the contract of carriage, which is the contract with which it resembles most.
out of the four civil codes of Francophone Swiss cantons, three (the
Narendra Modi by lending support to the Government's plans to enforce a Uniform Civil Code in the country overriding personal laws and canonical codes of various communities.
of the communist system, new civil codes were promulgated or are
THE NATIONAL Democratic Alliance government has made it clear that the option of implementing a Uniform Civil Code is open.
The third section analyzes the transition to civil codes, and the final section considers property law in the Civil Code of 1949 and subsequent reforms in light of the transition from classical Islamic jurisprudence.
Article 1 of the Civil Code of Egypt contains provisions that in the absence of any applicable legislative provisions, the court shall adjudicate according to custom and usage, and in the absence of applicable custom and usage, the court shall apply the principles of Sharia, which are most consistent with the provisions of the law.
As Cohen pointed out, these women presented a list of eleven grievances related to topics as diverse as racial discrimination in "female" jobs, teen pregnancy, mass education and adult literacy, prenatal and infant care, road construction, high market taxes, prostitution, and the lack of women's awareness of the civil code.
Among the eight causes of action listed in both lawsuits, the primary allegations include Breach of Warranty of Habitability, Violation of Civil Codes, Negligence and Infliction of Emotional Distress.
In civil codes modeled on the French Civil Code, the regulation of
In addition to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the complaints have also included claims under the Federal Communications Act, Federal Wiretap laws and various state Penal and Civil Codes.
The Roman contracts continued into the Middle Ages, and many became lodged in modern civil codes beginning with the Code of Napoleon.