Papinian

Papinian

[puh-pin-ee-uhn]
noun
(Aemilius Papinianus) died a.d. 212, Roman jurist and writer.
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papinian

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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