Salic law

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Sa·lic law

 (sā′lĭk, săl′ĭk)
n.
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.

Salic law

n
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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Noun1.Salic law - the code of laws of the Salian Franks and other German tribes
legal code - a code of laws adopted by a state or nation; "a code of laws"
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When Charlemagne's one hundred capitularies were fused with different versions of the Lex Salica in Roman format in the Karolina of 802, the Code was included out of respect for primal Frankish law.
The conversion of Kent was, after all, the product of influence from a Merovingian empire occupied with supplying its provinces with Latin law codes formed after the model of the Lex Salica.
An edition of the Lex salica with English annotations and glossary was published by Hessels (1880).