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3.10 Sources/Type

Civics Florida Standard SS.7.C.3.10 Sources and Types of Law

TermDefinition
case law law established by the outcome of former cases
civil law law concerned with private relations between members of a community rather than criminal, military, or religious affairs
Code of Hammurabi a written code of rules that guided the ancient society of Babylon; dates back to 1772 B.C.
common law legal precedence based on customs and prior legal decisions; used in civil cases
constitutional law the interpretation and implementation of the U.S. Constitution
criminal law law that deals with crimes and the punishments associated with those crimes
juvenile law law that deals with the actions and well-being of persons who are not yet adults
Magna Carta a government document that limited the power of the king of England and protected the rights of the nobility; written by the English nobles in 1215
military law laws that have been developed to meet the needs of the military
regulation a rule an agency of the executive branch makes to enforce a law
source a main reference or point of origin
statutory law the written law enacted by a legislature, as distinguished from unwritten law or common law
type a category, kind, or group