Corpus Juris Civilis

Corpus Juris Civilis

[kawr-puhs joor-is si-vahy-lis, si-vil-is]
noun
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:
1890–95; < Neo-Latin: literally, body of civil law

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Corpus Juris Civilis (sɪˈvaɪlɪs)
 
n
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
 
[New Latin, literally: body of civil law]

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