“Common law”

Jurisdiction: New Zealand New Zealand

Case law developed over time by decisions of the court.

Source: Glossary of Legal Terms, New Zealand Ministry of Justice
Jurisdiction: United States United States

The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States, which relies on the articulation of legal principles in a historical succession of judicial decisions. Common law principles can be changed by legislation.

Source: Glossary of Legal Terms, United States Courts