Twelve Tables

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Twelve Tables

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(Historical Terms) the Twelve Tables the earliest code of Roman civil, criminal, and religious law, promulgated in 451–450 bc
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The civil law tradition formally started with the first legal codification of the Roman Empire known as 'Lex Duodecim Tabulae' or The Twelve Tables.