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Vocabulary Terms 5

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Law the system of rules that a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and may enforce by the imposition of penalties.
Judge-made Laws the legal doctrines established by judicial precedents rather than by a statute
Stare Decisis the legal principle of determining points in litigation according to precedent.
Precedence the condition of being considered more important than someone or something else; priority in importance, order, or rank.
Common Law the part of English law that is derived from custom and judicial precedent rather than statutes. Often contrasted with statutory law
Positive Law statutes that have been laid down by a legislature, court, or other human institution and which can take whatever form the authors want.
Procedural Law comprises the rules by which a court hears and determines what happens in civil lawsuit, criminal or administrative proceedings.
Substantive Law defines rights and duties, such as crimes and punishments in the criminal law and civil rights and responsibilities in civil law
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