Civil law (legal system) - WikipediaCivil law , or civilian law , is a legal system originating in Europe, intellectualized within the framework of Roman law , the main feature of which is that its core principles are codified into a referable system which serves as the primary source of law. This can be contrasted with common law systems, the intellectual framework of which comes from judge-made decisional law , and gives precedential authority to prior court decisions, on the principle that it is unfair to treat similar facts differently on different occasions doctrine of judicial precedent , or stare decisis. Historically, a civil law is the group of legal ideas and systems ultimately derived from the Corpus Juris Civilis , but heavily overlaid by Napoleonic , Germanic , canonical , feudal, and local practices,  as well as doctrinal strains such as natural law , codification, and legal positivism. Conceptually, civil law proceeds from abstractions, formulates general principles, and distinguishes substantive rules from procedural rules. Civil law is often paired with the inquisitorial system , but the terms are not synonymous.
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