Civil Law

Civil law may refer to:

  • Civil law (common law), a branch of common law dealing with relations between individuals or organizations (as opposed to criminal law)
  • Civil law (legal system) (or "Continental law"), any of the various systems or codes of law which are derived from Roman law historically
    • Civil law (area), a branch of Continental law which is the general part of private law
  • The law that apply to the citizens of a city or state as opposed to international law
  • The law as it relates to ordinary citizens as opposed to military or ecclesiastical law

Famous quotes containing the words civil and/or law:

    I wish to see, in process of disappearing, that only thing which ever could bring this nation to civil war.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    These, having not the law, are a law unto themselves.
    —Bible: New Testament St. Paul, in Romans, 2:14.