Meaning of CASE LAW in English

CASE LAW

The entire collection of published legal decisions of the courts which, because of stare decisis , contributes a large part of the legal rules which apply in modern society. If a rule of law cannot be found in written laws, lawyers will often say that it is a rule to be found in "case law". In other words, the rule is not in the statute books but can be found as a principle of law established by a judge in some recorded case. The word jurisprudence has become

synonymous for case law.

Duhaime's Law English dictionary.      Английский юридический словарь Duhaime .