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civil law
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • And what would become of the criminal, O Lord, if even the Christian society—that is, the Church—were to reject him even as the civil law rejects him and cuts him off?
  • But the Church, like a tender, loving mother, holds aloof from active punishment herself, as the sinner is too severely punished already by the civil law, and there must be at least some one to have pity on him.

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as: contrasted to criminal law Define
the body of law governing relationships between individuals not involving the state, such as the fulfillment of contracts
as: contrasted to common law Define
law developed by governmental groups in contrast to common law (based on custom and precedent)
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