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Papinian

[puh-pin-ee-uh n] /pəˈpɪn i ən/
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(Aemilius Papinianus) died a.d. 212, Roman jurist and writer.
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Roman jurist who posthumously became the definitive authority on Roman law, possibly because his moral high-mindedness was congenial to the worldview of the Christian rulers of the postclassical empire.

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