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corpus juris

[kawr-puh s joo r-is] /ˈkɔr pəs ˈdʒʊər ɪs/
noun
1.
a compilation of law, or the collected law of a nation, state, etc.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Late Latin: literally, body of law
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corpus juris

/ˈdʒʊərɪs/
noun
1.
a body of law, esp the laws of a nation or state
Word Origin
from Late Latin, literally: a body of law
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