from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the system of principles and laws found in the codes and treatises of the lawmakers and jurists of ancient Rome, and incorporated more or less into the laws of the several European countries and colonies founded by them. See Civil law (above).
- adj. See under Law.
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- n. the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law
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