Civil Law

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Introduction to Civil Law

“Civil Law, term applied to a legal tradition originating in ancient Rome and to the contemporary legal systems based on this tradition. Modern civil law systems, which were originally developed in Western European countries, have spread throughout the world. Civil law is typically contrasted with common law, a system that evolved in medieval England and that is the basis of law in most of the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Civil law was the tradition followed by European scholars who developed the law for many nations, as well as the system of international law used worldwide today.

The term civil law also applies to all legal proceedings (whether taking place in a civil law or a common law system) that are not criminal in nature (see Criminal Law). Under this definition laws regulating marriage, contracts, and payment for personal injury are examples of civil law.”(1)

In this Section: Civil Law, Civil Law Characteristics, Civil Law History and Civil Law Expansion.

Characteristics of Civil Law

See Characteristics of Civil Law

Historical Development

See Historical Development of Civil Law

Geographic Expansion

See Geographic Expansion of Civil Law

Civil Law in International Trade

Meaning of Civil Law, according to the Dictionary of International Trade (Global Negotiator): A body of law created by statutes and other enactments of legislatures and by rules and regulations adopted to give effect to those statutes and enactments. See Common Law.

America, English Law, Civil Law

From the book The Clergyman’s Hand-book of Law, about America, English Law, Civil Law (1): The portions of America that were settled by the English, which included the original thirteen colonies, were under the English law. In Virginia the Episcopal Church, which was then the church of England, was made the church of state. Canada and that portion of the United States formerly known as Louisiana were governed by the civil law of France. Wherever the French government had no authority or civil officers, the government was directly under the missionaries of the Church ( Commentaries, Kent, vol. i, c. xi, pp. 342, 473, 515, 525-544, vol. ii, p. 27; Origin and Nature of the Constitution and Government of U. S., U. S. Sup. Ct. Reps., 9 L. Ed., 873).

Civil Law Perspective in Interpretation of Codes

Concept of Civil Law

Note: explore also the meaning of this legal term in the American Ecyclopedia of Law.

Introduction

Civil Law

This entry provides an overview of the legal framework of civil law, with a description of the most significant features of civil law at international level.

Related Work and Conclusions

Civil Law

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  • Judiciary

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  • Interpretation
  • Reasoning
  • Codification

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  • Law
  • Rule of Law
  • Law System
  • Legislation

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  • Code Civil

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References (Papers)

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  • Upstanders, Whistle-Blowers, And Rescuers, Martha Minow, Aug 2017
  • The Next Best Defendant: Examining A Remote Text Sender’s Liability Under Kubert V. Best, Christopher P. Edwards, Jul 2017
  • 2016-2017 Georgia State University Law Review Symposium: Exploring The Right To Die In The U.S., Margaret Pabst Battin, Jul 2017
  • Why We Must Oppose The Full Decriminalization Of Prostitution, Taina Bien-Aime, Jul 2017
  • Regime Shift Of Ip Lawmaking And Enforcement From Wto To The International Investment Regime, James Gathii, Cynthia Ho, Jun 2017

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Notes and References

  1. Charles M. Scanlan, The Clergyman’s Hand-book of Law. The Law of Church and Grave (1909), Benziger Brothers, New York, Cincinnati, Chicago

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  • Religion
  • Church

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Notes and References

  1. Encarta Online Encyclopedia

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The Legal History of Civil Law

This section provides an overview of Civil Law

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  • Legal Biography
  • Legal Traditions
  • Historical Laws
  • History of Law

Further Reading

Spanish Translation of civil law

This is the legal translation of English to Spanish in relation to civil law and / or a definition of this topic: Derecho Civil (in Spanish, without translation of the dictionary entry).

Hierarchical Display of Civil law

Social Questions > Health > Health policy > Organisation of health care >
Social Questions > Health > Health policy > Organisation of health care > Judicial proceedings > Civil procedure
Social Questions > Health > Health policy > Organisation of health care > Judicial proceedings > Alternative dispute resolution
Social Questions > Health > Health policy > Organisation of health care > Legal science > Private law
Social Questions > Health > Health policy > Source of law > Legal code > Civil code
Social Questions > Health > Health policy > Legal system > Ordinary court of law > Court of civil jurisdiction

Civil law

Concept of Civil law

See the dictionary definition of Civil law.

Characteristics of Civil law

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Translation of Civil law

Thesaurus of Civil law

Social Questions > Health > Health policy > Organisation of health care > > Civil law
Social Questions > Health > Health policy > Organisation of health care > Judicial proceedings > Civil procedure > Civil law
Social Questions > Health > Health policy > Organisation of health care > Judicial proceedings > Alternative dispute resolution > Civil law
Social Questions > Health > Health policy > Organisation of health care > Legal science > Private law > Civil law
Social Questions > Health > Health policy > Source of law > Legal code > Civil code > Civil law
Social Questions > Health > Health policy > Legal system > Ordinary court of law > Court of civil jurisdiction > Civil law

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  • Ordinary law
  • Statutory law

Hierarchical Display of Civil law

Law

Civil law

Concept of Civil law

See the dictionary definition of Civil law.

Characteristics of Civil law

Resources

Translation of Civil law

Thesaurus of Civil law

Law > Civil law

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  • Economics analyst
  • Business economist

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