Justinian code


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Justinian Code

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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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Noun1.Justinian Code - the legal code of ancient RomeJustinian 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
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It is not clear from history how effectively the Justinian code was implemented throughout the empire.
The Justinian Code (Corpus Juris Civilis Iustinianus) included the earlier Rhodian law of jettison, that when some goods had to be thrown overboard to save the vessel, those whose goods survived shared in the loss on the basis of the general average value of what was sacrificed.
For a concise summary of the Justinian Code, see O.