Napoleonic Code

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Napoleonic Code

n
(Law) the English name for Code Napoléon

Code Na•po•lé•on

(kɔd na pɔ leɪˈɔ̃; Eng. ˈkoʊd nəˌpoʊ leɪˈɔ̃)
n.
the civil code of France, enacted in 1804. Also called Napoleonic Code.
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A key to understanding the persistence of gender inequalities in 19th and 20th century Europe is the Napoleonic Civil Code, which is referenced throughout the book.
He did so under Article 180 of France's Napoleonic civil code, according to which a marriage can be nullified once it is demonstrated that there was an error in the "essential qualities" of one of the parties.
Enlightenment and Revolutionary influences can also be seen in Napoleon's attempts to abolish seigneurialism and to export the Napoleonic Civil Code.