Civil procedure, code of
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1. Basic principles and development

Codes of civil procedure are law codes (Law [statute]) that treat civil procedure comprehensively and normally with the preemptive force of a codification. They are the result of the differentiation of the legal order into distinct codes (see also civil codes) and presume two things: on the one hand, the separation of civil and criminal proceedings and, on the other hand, the separation of civil procedure as procedural law from the basis…

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Brauneder, Wilhelm, “Civil procedure, code of”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 24 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907

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