Reception of Law

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Reception of Law

 

the adoption of a system of law that has been formulated in another state or in a previous historical era by adapting it to the conditions of a particular country. Unlike the forcible imposition of foreign law after a war or colonial seizure, reception of law is the adoption of more highly developed legal forms as a result of historical continuity and the relationship between the legal systems of states having similar socioeconomic conditions.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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