Our Laws Vocabulary Review
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A federal, state, or local government unit established to perform a specific function. Administrative agencies are created and authorized by legislative bodies to administer and enforce specific laws.
Enforceable rules of conduct that govern commercial relationships
the rules of law announced in court decisions
A law that governs relationships between individuals and defines their legal rights.
A legal system based on custom and court rulings
law that involves the interpretation and application of the U.S. Constitution and state constitutions
law that defines offenses against the public order.
an area of authority or control; the right to administer justice
a local law
law based on the dictates of a central political authority
group of laws that define the methods for enforcing legal rights and duties
Let the decision stand; decisions are based on precedents from previous cases
a written law passed by a legislative body
Law that defines, describes, regulates, and creates legal rights and obligations.
A civil wrong of one party against another
A document which spells out the principles by which a government runs and the fundamental laws that govern a society
The body of Roman law collected by order of the Byzantine emperor, Justinian around A.D. 534.
first written code/set of laws that all were expected to obey.
idea that the same ethical standards apply to everyone
An order which legally prevents something
Decisions made by judges in variations courts that become rule of law and apply to future cases.
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