Meaning of common law
- the system of law originating in England, as distinct from the civil or Roman law and the canon or ecclesiastical law.
- the unwritten law, esp. of England, based on custom or court decision, as distinct from statute law.
- the law administered through the system of courts established for the purpose, as distinct from equity or admiralty.
Pronunciation: (kom'un-lô'), [key]
- of, pertaining to, or established by common law: a common-law spouse.