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corpus juris

[ kawr-puhs joor-is ]
/ ˈkɔr pəs ˈdʒʊər ɪs /
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noun
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
/ (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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