Salic law(redirected from Lex Salica)
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Sa·lic law(sā′lĭk, săl′ĭk)
1. The legal code of the Salian Franks.
2. A law, thought to derive from the code of laws of the Salian Franks, prohibiting a woman from succeeding to a throne.
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1. (Historical Terms)
a. the code of laws of the Salic Franks and other Germanic tribes
b. a law within this code excluding females from inheritance
2. (Historical Terms) a law excluding women from succession to the throne in certain countries, such as France and Spain
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