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Business Law Ch. 1 TestName:__________________
Match the words in the first column to the best available answer in the second column.


_____ laws 1)the power to decide a case
_____ code 2)law defining rights and duties of conduct except those involved in enforcement
_____ common law 3)the legal doctrine that requires lower courts to follow established case law in deciding similar cases
_____ positive law 4)enforceable rules of conduct in a society
_____ jurisdiction 5)a law that is invalid because it conflicts with a constitution
_____ equity 6)law based on the current standards or customs of the people
_____ constitutional law 7)the group of laws that redress wrongs against individual persons
_____ statutes 8)laws enacted by legislatures
_____ ordiance 9)laws grouped into an organized form
_____ administrative agencies 10)law dictated by a sovereign or other central authority to prevent disputes and wrongs from occurring
_____ case law 11)law made when constitutions are adopted or amended or when courts interpret constitutions
_____ stare decisis 12)an offense against society
_____ unconstitutional 13)fairness
_____ civil law 14)governmental bodies created by federal state and local legislatures to carry out particular laws
_____ crime 15)law made after a trial has ended and one of the parties has appealed the result to a higher court
_____ criminal law 16)laws that apply to business situations and transactions
_____ procedural law 17)legislation enacted at the local level
_____ substantive law 18)laws governing the citizen's right to live in peace
_____ business law 19)laws dealing with methods of enforcing legal rights and duties
_____ torts 20)private wrongs against people or organizations