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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/
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 of Corpus Juris Civilis
1890-95; < New Latin: literally, body of civil law Unabridged
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Corpus Juris Civilis

(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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