private law

a branch of law dealing with the legal relationships of private individuals. Compare public law ( def 2 ).
a statute affecting only one person or a small number of persons directly.

1765–75 Unabridged
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private law
Compare public law the branch of law that deals with the rights and duties of private individuals and the relations between them

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In private law, earlier commitments generally take precedence over later ones.
Even so, some clients of his private law firm have benefited from his public
If they did, they would find themselves among the elite in private law firms,
  earning the big dollars.
Today, numerous civil cases are outsourced to private law firms which costs
  taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.
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