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common law n: a body of law that is based on custom and general principles and embodied in case law and that serves as precedent or is applied to situations not covered by statute [the common law of torts]: as
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.