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Corpus Juris Civilis

[kawr-puh s joo r-is si-vahy-lis, si-vil-is] /ˈkɔr pəs ˈdʒʊər ɪs sɪˈvaɪ lɪs, sɪˈvɪl ɪs/
noun
1.
the collective title of the body of ancient Roman law as compiled and codified under the emperor Justinian in the 6th century a.d.: comprises the Digest, the Institutes, the Justinian Code, and the Novels.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Neo-Latin: literally, body of civil law
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Corpus Juris Civilis

/sɪˈvaɪlɪs/
noun
1.
(law) the body of Roman or civil law consolidated by Justinian in the 6th century ad. It consists of four parts, the Institutes, Digest, Code, and Novels
Word Origin
New Latin, literally: body of civil law
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