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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His motives for the claim have been variously ascribed by historians as opportunism based on a potential alliance with anti-French rebels in Flanders, a desire to secure a sovereign Aquitaine free of the need to give homage to the French crown, or an unalloyed chivalric sense of the rightness of his claim which had been blocked by chauvinistic manipulation in France of the Salic law of succession.