jus civile


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jus civile

(sɪˈviːlɪ)
n
1. (Law) the civil law of the Roman state
2. (Law) the body of law derived from the principles of this law. Compare jus gentium, jus naturale
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Noun1.jus civile - the legal code of ancient Romejus civile - 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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opportunities of observing, to be used in cases where the jus civile did
The period of local (parochial) law known as the jus civile.
The old jus civile, characterized by principles rooted deep in an agricultural society based on clan organization, had constituted a law for Roman citizens exclusively.