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legal glossator

in the Middle Ages, any of the scholars who applied methods of interlinear or marginal annotations (glossae) and the explanation of words to the interpretation of Roman legal texts. The age of the legal glossators began with the revival of the study of Roman law at Bologna at the end of the 11th century. One of their first tasks was to reconstruct Justinian's Digest, the 6th-century compilation of Roman law, by comparing the existing manuscripts

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