corpus juris

[ kawr-puh s joo r-is ]
/ ˈkɔr pəs ˈdʒʊər ɪs /

noun

a compilation of law, or the collected law of a nation, state, etc.

Nearby words

  1. corpus christi,
  2. corpus christi bay,
  3. corpus delicti,
  4. corpus fimbriatum,
  5. corpus hemorrhagicum,
  6. corpus juris canonici,
  7. corpus juris civilis,
  8. corpus luteum,
  9. corpus luteum hormone,
  10. corpus spongiosum

Origin of corpus juris

1825–35; < Late Latin: literally, body of law

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British Dictionary definitions for corpus juris

corpus juris

/ (ˈdʒʊərɪs) /

noun

a body of law, esp the laws of a nation or state

Word Origin for corpus juris

from Late Latin, literally: a body of law

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