Common sense under a wig

English translation: Law made by the judges' decisions/based on judges' decisions

08:13 Feb 16, 2019
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English term or phrase: Common sense under a wig
Common Law
'Common sense under a wig'
Judicial interpretation of Statute Law

I cannot undersated "under a wig."


What does this mean?


Please advice me.


Thank you!
Sue-my
Local time: 12:29
English translation:Law made by the judges' decisions/based on judges' decisions
Explanation:
You know that when there is no statutory law judges make their own laws and decisions based on the past cases they had. As judges wear "wigs" it is called "common sense under a wig." Or in the mind of the judge. See the links below for more info plz. Good luck!
https://books.google.com/books?id=2uDEHZuQkhEC&pg=PA1&lpg=PA...
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.collinsdictionary.com/amp/e...

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Note added at 14 mins (2019-02-16 08:27:51 GMT)
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Or laws derived from the past experiences of judges in the similar cases.

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Note added at 15 mins (2019-02-16 08:28:39 GMT)
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You can say "common sense of judges."

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Note added at 21 mins (2019-02-16 08:34:42 GMT)
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Or may be "common sense of the judge"
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Sina Salehi
Iran
Local time: 06:59
Grading comment
Thank you very much! I understand!
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Summary of answers provided
4 +6Law made by the judges' decisions/based on judges' decisions
Sina Salehi
Summary of reference entries provided
Judges wearing wigs
Tony M

  

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common sense under a wig
Law made by the judges' decisions/based on judges' decisions


Explanation:
You know that when there is no statutory law judges make their own laws and decisions based on the past cases they had. As judges wear "wigs" it is called "common sense under a wig." Or in the mind of the judge. See the links below for more info plz. Good luck!
https://books.google.com/books?id=2uDEHZuQkhEC&pg=PA1&lpg=PA...
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.collinsdictionary.com/amp/e...

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Note added at 14 mins (2019-02-16 08:27:51 GMT)
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Or laws derived from the past experiences of judges in the similar cases.

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Note added at 15 mins (2019-02-16 08:28:39 GMT)
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You can say "common sense of judges."

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Note added at 21 mins (2019-02-16 08:34:42 GMT)
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Or may be "common sense of the judge"

Sina Salehi
Iran
Local time: 06:59
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in Farsi (Persian)Farsi (Persian)
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you very much! I understand!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M: Decisions hopefully based on common sense, but given weight of law by the fact they are made by a judge (who traditionally wears a wig)
18 mins
  -> Yes! Thanks Tony! That's right.

agree  Charlotte Fleming: Agree
29 mins
  -> Thanks Charlotte!

agree  Charles Davis
4 hrs
  -> Thanks Charles!

agree  Mikhail Korolev
5 hrs
  -> Thanks Mikhail!

agree  jccantrell: Those are British judges with the wigs. We just get robes here in the USA.
10 hrs
  -> Thanks! Good point!

agree  AllegroTrans
1 day 12 hrs
  -> Thanks Allegro!
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Reference comments


36 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Reference: Judges wearing wigs

Reference information:
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https://secure.i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02451/wi...

Tony M
France
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 84
Note to reference poster
Asker: Thank you so muc! The reference is very useful!!


Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  AllegroTrans
1 day 12 hrs
  -> Thanks, C!
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