corpus juris


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corpus juris

(ˈdʒʊərɪs)
n
(Law) a body of law, esp the laws of a nation or state
[from Late Latin, literally: a body of law]
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corpus juris

A collection of laws, especially laws of a country.
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Translations
cuerpo de leyes
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Cosi se Giulio Pace, nel suo De Juris Methodo, ripete il concetto specificando che il fine stesso della legge e insieme, quello di conoscere e amministrare la giustizia, Ramo prova a sistematizzare i contenuti del Corpus Juris Civilis e del Corpus Iuris Canonici attraverso la ricerca di elementi comuni, evidenti per ragione, da combinare poi insieme (Ong, 1958).
by the 'Corpus Juris Civilis' (CJC), or body of civil law, promulgated by Emperor Justinian.
Clarificados los datos de hecho sobre la jurisdiccion de la Abadesa, pasa san Josemaria a analizar las valoraciones que, a partir de los textos fundamentales del Corpus juris canonici, fueron hechas por los decretalistas y otros canonistas anteriores al CIC de 1917--son en torno a cien los autores de este ambito cuyas referencias se van integrando en el texto--sobre la jurisdiccion espiritual de las mujeres, para concluir esas valoraciones doctrinales demostrando que el titulo que dio fundamento a la jurisdiccion de la Abadesa fue creacion de una costumbre contra legem, favorecida por las circunstancias historicas concurrentes en la fundacion y en la dinamica historica del Monasterio que, de buena fe, indujeron al despliegue de las referidas actuaciones jurisdiccionales.
Astonishingly, the corpus juris of Pakistan does not contain even a single mention of the word 'handcuff' let alone its related procedures.
Matthews' Corpus Juris Humorous (5) is based entirely on actual cases, while R.E.
Habeas corpus affords us freedoms that corpus juris doesn't which deprives its citizens of their liberty.
Contrast this, for example, with the admonitions of those Ten Commandments that directly regulate the thoughts (2) and actions (3) of the citizenry, or with Justinian I's Corpus Juris Civilis, which, while providing certain individual protections, placed few, if any, restraints upon governmental action.
In doing so, he brought ystanbul to a specific point in legal history, following on from Byzantine emperor Justinian I and his codification the Corpus Juris Civilis.
Scalia--the fiercest modern proponent of a formalist alternative to Legal Process Theory (9)--has embraced the judicial duty to "make sense rather than nonsense out of the corpus juris" by construing ambiguous statutory language so as to fit "most logically and comfortably into the body of both previously and subsequently enacted law." (10) The impulse toward coherence runs deep.
The Corpus Juris Civilis, which was established between 529 and 535 AD attempted to pull together Rome's history of law into one document.
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.