Common law in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Common law

a law that has become common practice and is widely accepted

Examples of Common law in a sentence

The couple decided on a common law marriage where their union was not blessed by priest or presided over by a member of the court. 🔊

When a couple has happily lived together for a number of years it is considered a common law marriage and they have legal rights to each other's property. 🔊

A pesky common law is that you must read through and agree to terms on contracts before gaining full access to items like cellphones or mobile apps. 🔊

Every time a law is changed due to a state or judicial ruling it becomes common law. 🔊

Gay marriage used to be banned in most states but has since become common law after a series of court rulings. 🔊

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