Public Law(redirected from Jus publicum)
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Legislation having to do with the relationship individuals have with their government. Examples of public laws are criminal codes, laws creating social safety net programs, and statutes governing lawsuits. Public law contrasts with private law, which has to do with relations between individuals without government intervention.
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