[lee-jeez; Latin le-ges]
- plural of lex.
Origin of lex
First recorded in 1490–1500, lex is from the Latin word lēx
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Examples from the Web for leges
This also failing, there followed the leges tabellariæ, establishing the ballot (139-137).The Evolution of States
J. M. Robertson
They are printed in the Monumenta Germaniae, leges, tome i. .
The Leges and Menexenus stand apart from the Cycle, as compositions on special occasion.
In the Parmenidês, Timæus, and the Leges, such elements will be looked for in vain.
Here the dissenter who proclaims his sincere convictions is spoken of with respect: compare the contrary feeling, Leges, ix.
- the plural of lex
- a system or body of laws
- a particular specified law
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