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(Law) a compilation of Roman imperial law made by order of Justinian I, forming part of the Corpus Juris Civilis
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|Noun||1.||Justinian code - the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law|
addiction - (Roman law) a formal award by a magistrate of a thing or person to another person (as the award of a debtor to his creditor); a surrender to a master; "under Roman law addiction was the justification for slavery"
legal code - a code of laws adopted by a state or nation; "a code of laws"
novate - replace with something new, especially an old obligation by a new one
stipulate - make an oral contract or agreement in the verbal form of question and answer that is necessary to give it legal force