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jus gentium

[juhs jen-shee-uh m] /ˈdʒʌs ˈdʒɛn ʃi əm/
noun, Roman Law.
1.
See under jus civile.
Origin of jus gentium
1540-1550
1540-50; < Latin: law of the nations

jus civile

[juhs si-vahy-lee, -vee-] /ˈdʒʌs sɪˈvaɪ li, -ˈvi-/
noun, Roman Law.
1.
the rules and principles of law derived from the customs and legislation of Rome, as opposed to those derived from the customs of all nations (jus gentium) or from fundamental ideas of right and wrong implicit in the human mind (jus naturale)
Origin
< Latin: civil law
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jus gentium

/ˈdʒɛntɪəm/
noun
1.
(Roman law) those rules of law common to all nations
Word Origin
from Latin

jus civile

/sɪˈviːlɪ/
noun
1.
the civil law of the Roman state
2.
the body of law derived from the principles of this law Compare jus gentium, jus naturale
Word Origin
from Latin
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