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English law

English law typically refers to the historic, pre-British legal system and principles that existed in England. English law was based in strong protections for private property and hard punishments, such as the death penalty, for crimes that included polygamy.

Today English law is the law of England and Wales. Scotland has a different legal system, and there is no official "British law."

See also common law, one of the most important forms of English law.