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.