jus civile

[ juhs si-vahy-lee, -vee- ]
/ ˈdʒʌs sɪˈvaɪ li, -ˈvi- /

noun Roman Law.

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).

Origin of jus civile

< Latin: civil law
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British Dictionary definitions for jus civile

jus civile

/ (sɪˈviːlɪ) /


the civil law of the Roman state
the body of law derived from the principles of this lawCompare jus gentium, jus naturale

Word Origin for jus civile

from Latin
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