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: a system of principles, rules, or regulations for administration (as of property) [the mandatory consecutive sentencing "People v. Garcia, 642 N.E.2d 1077 (1994)"] [community property ] used esp. in the civil law of Louisiana NOTE: Under the Louisiana Civil Code there are various regimes for various types of property, such as community or separate property. These regimes, while usually established by the law, may also be modified or created by agreement of the parties.
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.