Corpus Juris Civilis


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Corpus Juris Civilis

(sɪˈvaɪlɪs)
n
(Law) law the body of Roman or civil law consolidated by Justinian in the 6th century ad. It consists of four parts, the Institutes, Digest, Code, and Novels
[New Latin, literally: body of civil law]
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The Corpus Juris Civilis, which was established between 529 and 535 AD attempted to pull together Rome's history of law into one document.
533-34, emperor Justinian codified the Roman law into the Corpus Juris Civilis, the forerunner to the extensive civil law system.
See the preface to the critical edition by Schoell and Kroll, Corpus juris civilis, vol.