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Jus commune

Jus commune or ius commune is Latin for common law. It is often used by civil law jurists to refer to those aspects of the civil law system's invariate legal principles, sometimes called the law of the land in English law.

The phrase the common law of the civil law systems means those underlying laws that create a distinct legal system and common to all its elements.

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