Salic law

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Sa·lic law

 (sā′lĭk, săl′ĭk)
n.
1. The legal code of the Salian Franks.
2. A law, thought to derive from the code of laws of the Salian Franks, prohibiting a woman from succeeding to a throne.

Salic law

n
1. (Historical Terms)
a. the code of laws of the Salic Franks and other Germanic tribes
b. a law within this code excluding females from inheritance
2. (Historical Terms) a law excluding women from succession to the throne in certain countries, such as France and Spain
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Noun1.Salic law - the code of laws of the Salian Franks and other German tribes
legal code - a code of laws adopted by a state or nation; "a code of laws"
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