Religious law  

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Religious law refers to ethical and moral codes taught by religious traditions. Examples include Canon law (Christian law), customary halakha (Jewish law), Hindu law, and sharia (Islamic law).

The two most prominent systems, canon law and shari'a, differ from other religious laws in that Canon law is the codification of Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox law as in civil law, while shari'a derives many of its laws from juristic precedent and reasoning by analogy (as in a common law tradition).


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