What Is The Difference Between Agreement And Contract

Contract is the legally technical term. If an offer is accepted and there is the consideration, then it is technically called a contract.

Agreement, as a legal term is as definite as contract. Every contract is an agreement since the parties consent the same thing. However, not every agreement is a contract, because there are no legally specified elements required for an agreement. An mutual recognition of wills may be an agreement.

In practice, many contracts are named agreement. This approach is not false but just fails to be sufficiently definitive. It is usually the lawyer's job to find out whether a so-called agreement is technically a contract or not.

Explicit - Implicit

The meaning of explicit: (or express)

If something is communicated clearly, without any deeper analysis necessary, then it is explicit. In some texts, the term express is used exactly in the same meaning. The term couples explicit-implicit and express-implied function exactly the same.

The meaning of implicit:

If something is not express directly and needs a deeper analysis to discover the correct meaning, then it is implicit. In some texts, the term implied is used exactly in the same meaning. Both terms derive from the verb to imply, which means to convey an idea in an indirect way.

Their adverb forms are as follows:

express -> expressly
explicit -> explicitly
implied -> implicitly
implicit -> implicitly

What Is The Difference Between Law And Act

The difference between a law and an act:

Law, derived from legis in Latin, refers to a set of rules issued in a continental jurisdiction.

Act, where it also refers to a set of rules, originally means a legislative act, issued is an Anglo-American jurisdiction.

Since continantal jurisdiction is based on statutes (and yes we will also mention the difference between a law and a statute) while Anglo-American jurisdiction is based on precedences, the way they refer to a law differs. In Anglo-American jurisdiction precedents are the primary source of code. When a legislative body issues a set of rules to fill in the legal gaps, it is referred to as an act, because it will be a secondary source of the law (did we mention the difference between the law and a law?).

The difference between a law and a statute:

A law does not necessarily appear in a written form. There are also oral laws. However, statute definitely refers to a written law.

Let us note that continental law is also called statutory law because it is mainly based on written laws as the primary source of law.

The difference between a law and a code:

This is the easiest one. A code ise defined as "a compilation of laws". Therefore, every code is a statute. Beyond that, it may include more than one law, so that it covers a whole branch of the law. For instance, there are Penal Codes (or Criminal Codes), Civil Codes, Commercial Codes etc. But there is no "Code on illegal invasion of lands" or "Code on dissolution of marriage", because that would be too limited an area for being a code.

A hint: if a branch of law is studied as a separate lesson in law schools (obligations law, penal law etc.) the legislation governing that area alone will probably be referred to as a code.

French Civil Code of 1804 

The difference between the law and a law:

Let us firstly note that this difference does not always apply perfectly. It may depend on the context. However, in most cases the law refers to the system of rules, including statutes, regulations, decrees etc. in a certain jurisdiction, whereas a law refers to a statute or an oral set of rules on a certain field of law.

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