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The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
79 words

Within the legal system of the United States, civil law is a body of law pertaining to noncriminal private disputes

Civil Law in America

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Law
Length:
2,600 words

English Common Law.

The two principal legal traditions in the contemporary world—the civil law and the common law—derive from

civil law

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
85 words

Broadly, law that defines relations between citizens, as opposed to criminal law, which concerns relations between citizens and the state.

Civil Law

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
9,995 words

[This entry contains two subentries, on civil law in medieval and post-medieval Roman law and in the colonial United

Civil Law

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George Dargo

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Law
Length:
713 words

has two distinct meanings. As used within the American legal system, “civil law” is noncriminal law such as the law

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World Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
110 words

Legal system derived from Roman law. It is different from common law, the system generally adhered to in

civil law

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
Length:
257 words
The term ‘civil law’ was originally used to denote the law applicable to Roman citizens as opposed to the law applicable to foreigners in Rome. The term was gradually extended to refer to ... More
civil law systems

civil law systems   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Law

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
1,528 words

‘Civil law systems’, ‘civilian systems’ and ‘the civil law’ are general terms used to denote those jurisdictions belonging to the

CIVIL LAW

CIVIL LAW   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
527 words
Jewish civil law may be defined as that area of divinely authorized law that deals with matters other than criminal and ritual. Civil law occupies a modest place in the Bible itself, but ... More
Law, Civil

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Alexander Kazhdan

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,091 words

the totality of the laws and rules of the empire; it comprised private law (the law of persons, things, succession, obligations) as well as criminal law and ...

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