Definition : Civil code of Lower Canada

 An Act of general application having been the legal basis of Québec Law from 1866 till 1993. Governing all civil law matters, it was amended in 1969 by the Act respecting the co-ownership of immoveables in order to introduce the legal regime of divided co-ownership. The Civil code of Lower Canada has been replaced, on January 1, 1994, by the Civil code of Québec.