Questions tagged [civil-legal-system]
Civil law is a legal system originating in Continental Europe based on a codified set of principles that serve as the primary source of law. Often contrasted with the common law system, which originated in England. Common law is predominant in Anglophone areas and civil law in areas speaking other European languages. Not to be confused with [civil law] claims, which is a person-to-person legal redress that can arise under any legal system.