common law

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled "common-law” when used as an adjective.
common law(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (legal)
a. el derecho consuetudinario
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The practice is now so widespread that it has passed into common law.Esta práctica está tan extendida que se ha hecho derecho consuetudinario.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (legal)
a. de hecho
This law applies to both married and common-law couples.Esta ley se aplica tanto a matrimonios como a parejas de hecho.
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