Corpus Juris Civilis

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Corpus Juris Civilis

(sɪˈvaɪlɪs)
n
(Law) law the body of Roman or civil law consolidated by Justinian in the 6th century ad. It consists of four parts, the Institutes, Digest, Code, and Novels
[New Latin, literally: body of civil law]
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It seems that this work, which epitomized Justinian's Digest and Code, was not studied in its own fight but served as a useful companion to the study of canon law.
I have referred to the subject matter of the Jurisprudence scattered into the books of Justinian's Digest to specific chapters and headings.
Justinian's Digest of Roman law made it clear that a woman sentenced to death could not be executed if she was pregnant: the law could take one life, but not two.