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Civil law (Civil law)

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Civil law in Continental law (civil law in broader sense) is a branch (body) of law which is the general part of private law.

The basis for civil law lies in a civil code. Before enacting of codes, the civil law could not be distinguished from private law. After that some special areas of private law began to develop, such as commercial law (in the 17th century) and labour law (in the 19th century).

Civil law itself has the general part. It consists of capacity and status.


Comparison with common lawEdit

Civil law corresponds of these areas of Common Law:

  1. Family
  2. Property
  3. Wills
  4. Contracts
  5. Torts

There are usually no trusts in civil law, though there are some exceptions to this, such as in Italy and Romania.[1]

Special areas of private law which are not parts of civil lawEdit


  1. ^ "Noul Cod Civil pe înţelesul tuturor - FIDUCIA" (PDF). Superior Council of Magistracy. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 

See alsoEdit