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corpus juris

[kawr-puh s joo r-is]
noun
  1. a compilation of law, or the collected law of a nation, state, etc.
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Origin of corpus juris

1825–35; < Late Latin: literally, body of law
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British Dictionary definitions for corpus juris

corpus juris

noun
  1. a body of law, esp the laws of a nation or state
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Word Origin for corpus juris

from Late Latin, literally: a body of law
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