CASE LAW

n. a body of law created from a series of case verdicts and court decisions passed in the higher, appellate courts.They can be used as bases and cited as precedents, thus, reinterpreting the rule of law. These need to be distinguished from legislative laws. See common law.

CASE LAW: "Case law applies to common law legal systems wherein precedents can be cited and used to persuade the court in one's favor."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CASE LAW," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/case-law/ (accessed November 28, 2020).
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