Definition: [keɪs lɔː] is a specific system based on judicial precedent as the main legal source. It allows the court to fulfill the law-making function, both in the absence of a relevant law and in the presence of a norm, which is insufficiently precise or clear, for the implementation of judicial activity. Case law consists of the norms and principles created and applied by judges in the process of making a decision. Under such a system, a magister is obliged to take into account known similar cases, whereas in other legal systems they serve only as material that can be taken into account when making a verdict.
Case law In a Sentence:
Experienced attorneys argue that case law is just a tribute to traditions that have no real power.
Despite the high rate of information flows, the case law succeeds in progressing, responding to the challenges of time.
Synonyms and related words: case code, case legislation, case canon