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Sample Sentences Using
civil law -- as: contrasted to criminal law
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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
  • The burden of proof is greater in criminal law than in civil law.
  • Tort law is the part of civil law that is most controversial.
  • Rob McDuff, an old friend of mine from Jackson, Mississippi, agreed to join our team for the civil litigation.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
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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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