Roman law(redirected from Law, Roman)
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1. The legal system of ancient Rome, which influenced modern Western legal systems.
2. The civil law compiled by the emperor Justinian, which remains a source for modern European law.
1. (Law) the system of jurisprudence of ancient Rome, codified under Justinian and forming the basis of many modern legal systems
2. (Law) another term for civil law
the system of jurisprudence elaborated by the ancient Romans, a strong and varied influence on the legal systems of many countries.
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|Noun||1.||Roman law - 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