The Salic Law prevailing in Belgium, the history of the female descendants is not of political importance.
It was no longer a question of Salic law—a dispute whether a woman could reign.
The throne is hereditary, after the principle of the Salic Law; that is, it may be inherited only by and through males.
By the Salic law no woman or descendant of a woman could occupy the throne.
As mentioned above, the earliest text of the Salic law provides no general penalty for it.
From that, we can see how this Salic law has been corrupted.
I say, that unluckily there exists in France a law they call the Salic law, which destroys all our pretensions.
Salic land, said Montesquieu, was the land belonging to the house.
She forever defies the Salic law—each woman feels that her rightful place is upon a throne.
The Salic law is that you must take everything with a grain of salt.
"based on or contained in the law code of the Salian Franks," 1540s, from French Salique, from Medieval Latin Salicus, from the Salian Franks, a tribe that once lived near the Zuider Zee, the ancestors of the Merovingian kings, literally "those living near the river Sala" (modern Ijssel).
Salic Law, code of law of Germanic tribes, was invoked 1316 by Philip V of France to exclude a woman from succeeding to the throne of France (and later to combat the French claims of Edward III of England), but the precise meaning of the passage is unclear.