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A legal system is the mechanism for creating, interpreting and enforcing the laws in a given jurisdiction.

A legal system can be considered a part of the social system and hierarchically equal to economic system, political system, cultural system, etc. Civil law is a legal system derived from Roman law and commonly used in Europe. ... This article concerns the common-law legal system, as contrasted with the civil law legal system; for other meanings of the term, within the field of law, see common law (disambiguation). ... Roman Law is the legal system of ancient Rome. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps The British Empire was the worlds first global power, a product of the European Age of Exploration that began with the global maritime empires of Portugal and Spain in the late 1400s. ... For linguistic codification, see codification (linguistics). ... A civil code is a systematic compilation of laws designed to comprehensively deal with the core areas of private law. ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (Latin: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the UK Languages with Official Status1 English Scottish Gaelic Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... The original Napoleonic Code, or Code Napoléon (originally called the Code civil des français, or civil code of the French), was the French civil code, established at the behest of Napoléon. ... Roman Law is the legal system of ancient Rome. ... Scots law (or Scottish law) is the law of Scotland. ... This article concerns the common-law legal system, as contrasted with the civil law legal system; for other meanings of the term, within the field of law, see common law (disambiguation). ... English law is the law of England and Wales, rather than Scotland and Northern Ireland. ... Beginning in 1963, a terrorist group that became known as the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) launched a decade of bombings, robberies and attacks on government offices and at least two murders by FLQ gunfire and three violent deaths by bombings. ... English law is the law of England and Wales, rather than Scotland and Northern Ireland. ... Socialist law is the official name of the legal system used in Communist states. ... The Law of China, for most of the history of China, was rooted in the Confucian philosophy of social control. ... For the generic term for a high-tension struggle between countries, see cold war (war). ... This page deals with property as ownership rights. ... In common usage capitalism refers to an economic system in which all or most of the means of production are privately owned and operated, and where investment and the production, distribution and prices of commodities (goods and services) are determined by the influence of market forces (in a free market... Another article treats canon law, the codes of law of the Catholic, Anglican, and Orthodox churches. ... Sharia (Arabic: ; also SharÄ«ah, Sharia, Shariah or Syariah) is the Arabic word for Islamic law, also known as the Law of Allah. ... The Quran (Arabic: al-qurān literally the recitation; also called Al Qurān Al KarÄ«m or The Noble Quran; or transliterated Quran, Koran, and less commonly Alcoran) is the holy book of Islam. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... // For publications of this name, see also Nation (disambiguation). ... In Western culture, canon law is the law of the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches. ... The term Anglican (from the Angles or English) describes those people and churches following the religious traditions developed by the established Church of England. ... ... Halakha (Hebrew: הלכה; also transliterated as Halakhah, Halacha, Halachah) is the collective corpus of Jewish rabbinic law, custom and tradition. ... Orthodox Judaism is that stream of Judaism which adheres to a relatively strict interpretation and application of the laws and ethics first canonized in the Talmud (Oral Law) and later codified in the Shulkhan Arukh. ... Conservative Judaism (or Masorti Judaism) is a denomination of Judaism characterized by: A positive attitude toward modern culture The belief that traditional rabbinic modes of study, and modern scholarship and critical text study, are both valid ways to learn about and from Jewish religious texts. ... Social structure (also referred to as a social system) is a system in which people forming the society are organized by a patterns of prelationships. ... An economic system is a mechanism which deals with the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in a particular society. ... A political system is a social system of politics and government. ... CULTURAL SYSTEM : The functional interaction between the different elements of culture in a perticulor manner is termed as the cultural system. ...


For more information

  • World Legal System, Website of the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa
  • Australian Institute of Comparative Legal Systems

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Legal system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (328 words)
A legal system is the mechanism for creating, interpreting and enforcing the laws in a given jurisdiction.
Common law is a system of law used in England, all of the states of the United States (except Louisiana) and other former British possessions such as Australia, Canada (except Quebec), India, Ireland, and Hong Kong.
Canon law is followed by Catholics and Anglicans, and a similar legal system is used by the Eastern Orthodox Church.
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