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 (gā′əs, gī′-) also Ca·ius (kā′-, kī′-) fl. ad 130-180.
Roman jurist whose chief work, the Institutes, is a major source of information on Roman law.
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(ˈɡaɪəs) or


1. (Biography) ?110–?180 ad, Roman jurist. His Institutes were later used as the basis for those of Justinian
2. (Biography) Gaius Caesar. See Caligula
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(ˈgeɪ əs)

a.d. c110–c180, Roman jurist and writer on civil law.
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Noun1.Gaius - Roman Emperor who succeeded Tiberius and whose uncontrolled passions resulted in manifest insanityGaius - Roman Emperor who succeeded Tiberius and whose uncontrolled passions resulted in manifest insanity; noted for his cruelty and tyranny; was assassinated (12-41)
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