Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

jus civile

[juhs si-vahy-lee, -vee-]
See more synonyms for jus civile on Thesaurus.com
noun Roman Law.
  1. the rules and principles of law derived from the customs and legislation of Rome, as opposed to those derived from the customs of all nations (jus gentium) or from fundamental ideas of right and wrong implicit in the human mind (jus naturale).
Show More

Origin of jus civile

< Latin: civil law
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for jus civile

jus civile

noun
  1. the civil law of the Roman state
  2. the body of law derived from the principles of this lawCompare jus gentium, jus naturale
Show More

Word Origin

from Latin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012