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Salic law

a code of laws of the Salian Franks and other Germanic tribes, especially a provision in this code excluding females from the inheritance of land.
the alleged fundamental law of the French monarchy by which females were excluded from succession to the crown.
any law to the same effect.
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First recorded in 1540-50 Unabridged
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Salic law

noun (history)
  1. the code of laws of the Salic Franks and other Germanic tribes
  2. a law within this code excluding females from inheritance
a law excluding women from succession to the throne in certain countries, such as France and Spain
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