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