pandectist


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pandectist

(pænˈdɛktɪst)
n
(Law) a German law student who followed the Pandects of Justinian

pandectist

1. the writer of a complete code of the laws of a country.
2. the writer of a complete digest of materials on a subject.
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54) Ronald Dworkin may have described De Wet as "the last pandectist," (55) but there is little sign of their influences in the structures that he developed.
that are based in substance either on Roman law or Pandectist school
In contrast, the Burgerliches Gesetzbuch (BGB) was written for experts by experts (195) steeped in the German legal tradition, which was influenced by the nineteenth-century Pandectist movement, which itself was rooted in Roman law.
This aptness is also confirmed by the technical and historical fact that European socialist countries' legal systems developed well within, or as a ramification of, the civil law tradition, with ancient relations to the Roman and Byzantine tradition and especially influenced, more recently, by the Pandectist legal thought.
Para ZIMMERMANN, "this represents a deviation from Roman law which is based on pandectist doctrine" (15).
19) The German Pandectist movement was highly influential, both among private law scholars working on the Italian Civil Code, and among public law scholars elaborating the legal principles for unified Italy's new administration.
Italian legal literature like that in many other civil law countries still echoes German pandectist methods.
It is not a coincidence that both the ascendency of the subjective right and the growing rift between substance and procedure culminate in the heyday of individualism and find their most radical formulation in nineteenth-century German Pandectist scholarship, which influenced legal thought in all Continental jurisdictions, including France.
Fifty years ago no one knew a thing about it, one "lived innocently, contentedly, levelling one's artillery only at Pandectist positions.
14) These themes were to re-emerge in his later work; like the Pandectists whose work led to the passing of the German Civil Code in 1900, Maitland saw historical jurisprudence as the essential prelude to legal rationalisation.