civil law

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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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GERHARD KEGEL, INTERNATIONALES PRIVATRECHT 208 (1st ed.
Also known as "Derecho internacional privado," "Droit international prive," "Internationales Privatrecht," "Diritto internazionale privato," or "Mishpat Ben-Leumi Pratee.
2 BEALE, supra note 46, at 14; JAN KROPHOLLER, INTERNATIONALES PRIVATRECHT 7 (5th ed.
ANTOINE PILLET, I TRAITE PRATIQUE DE DROIT INTERNATIONAL PRIVE 21 (1923); 1 ERNST ZITELMANN, INTERNATIONALES PRIVATRECHT 71 (1897).
See [section] 10 Bundesgesetz fiber das internationale Privatrecht, v.
1989-7 O 64/89)], 11 PRAXIS DES INTERNATIONALEN PRIVATRECHTS [IPRAX] 100, 101 (1991) (on file with author).
See LG Hagen, 3 PRAXIS DES INTERNATIONALEN PRIVATRECHTS [IPRAX] 35, 36 (1983).