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Multiple Meanings
civil law — as:  contrasted to criminal law

The burden of proof is greater in criminal law than in civil law.
the body of law governing relationships between individuals not involving the state, such as the fulfillment of contracts
civil law — as:  contrasted to common law

Although it’s not as nuanced as common law, it is easier to look up rules of civil law.
law developed by governmental groups in contrast to common law (based on custom and precedent)
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