Definition: [ˈkʌstəmeri lɔː] is a system based on the practice or customs of states. It is the cornerstone of modern jurisprudence. Although in recent decades transnational custom has been largely ousted by the treaty as the main source, a significant part of the legal norms are still based on it. The process of forming customary law is in continuous development, due to which it constantly evolves. Along with such flexibility, there is a lack of certainty and low efficiency in the proposition of new legal norms. Nevertheless, the scope of the customary law is as extensive and diverse as the activities of the countries themselves.
Customary law In a Sentence:
A lot of lawyers argue that customary law has lost its power in the public eye.
For some citizens, customary law is still the main legal source.
Synonyms and related words: traditional law, habitual law, ethnic law