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Definition of Justinian code

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codification of Roman law that served as a basis for law in Europe
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justinian code
justly \just"ly\ (?), adv. [from just, a.] in a just manner; in conformity to law, justice, or propriety; by right; honestly; fairly; accurately. "in equal balance justly weighed." nothing can justly be despised that can not justly be blamed: where there is no choice there can be no blame.

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Noun
1. the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law
(synonym) Roman law, civil law, jus civile
(hypernym) legal code
(class) addiction
Justinian code Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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The Corpus Juris (or Iuris) Civilis ("Body of Civil Law") is the modern name for a collection of fundamental works in jurisprudence, issued from 529 to 534 by order of Justinian I, Eastern Roman Emperor. It is also sometimes referred to as the Code of Justinian, although this name belongs more properly to the part titled Codex Justinianus.

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Justinian code Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
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CODE, JUSTINIAN - A collection of the constitutions of the emperors from Adrian to Justinian; the greater part of those from Adrian to Constantine are mere rescripts; those from Constantine to Justinian are edicts or laws, properly speaking.

The code is divided into twelve books, which are subdivided into titles in which the constitutions are collected under proper heads. They are placed in chronological order, but often disjointed. At the head of each constitution is placed the name of the emperor who is the author, and that of the person to whom it is addressed. The date is at the end. Several of these constitutions which were formerly in the code were lost, it is supposed by the neglect of copyists. Some of them have been restored by modern authors who translated them from Greek versions.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.