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ci·vil law

(si'vĭl lah)
The branch of legislation dealing with the rights and duties of citizens rather than with criminal acts.

civil law,

n a statutory law, as opposed to common law or judge-made law (such as case law). The Dental Practice Act in every state is a civil law.

civil law

the form of law which is conducted inquisitorially with the judge asking all of the questions and deciding the outcome. The basis of European law. The opposite to English law, which is adversarial in its approach.
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In courts others say based on amend 8 family support law the person whom request should bring reasons so we find that man should give his reasons to court and by this the amend 1133 civil law will omit.
Formal recognition of civil law amici curiae has taken different forms and comes from different sources, sometimes even within the same country.
The suitability of judges educated in the common law tradition hearing cases involving civil law issues has been the subject of some debate in Quebec and has even led to some opinion favouring a distinct Supreme Court for Quebec or a separate civil law division within the existing Supreme Court.
American civil law origins: implications for state constitutions.
Civil law separates the professions of lawyer and judge where each is trained differently and is qualified as lawyer or judge, as the case may be, immediately upon graduation.
Rather, whatever structure is employed must take into account a complex of factors that involve both canon and civil law.
At present, international law develops largely without regard for the consequences of its relationship to the common and civil law traditions.
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civil law notaries, European, Russian and Mexican civil law notaries, the Florida International Bankers Association, and others.
So these are obviously civil laws for Israel, but Israel's civil law is not ours.
In January, the Iraqi Governing Council proposed Resolution 137, which would have shifted jurisdiction over family life from civil law to Islamic law, giving local religious leaders control over women's right to property inheritance, divorce, child custody and even movement.