[juhs jen-shee-uh m]
- See under jus civile.
Origin of jus gentium
1540–50; < Latin: law of the nations
[juhs si-vahy-lee, -vee-]
- the rules and principles of law derived from the customs and legislation of Rome, as opposed to those derived from the customs of all nations (jus gentium) or from fundamental ideas of right and wrong implicit in the human mind (jus naturale).
Origin of jus civile
< Latin: civil law
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- Roman law those rules of law common to all nations
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