Section 1-3-1

Common law of England adopted.

The common law of England, so far as it is not inconsistent with the Constitution, laws and institutions of this state, shall, together with such institutions and laws, be the rule of decisions, and shall continue in force, except as from time to time it may be altered or repealed by the Legislature.

(Code 1907, §12; Code 1923, §14; Code 1940, T. 1, §3.)