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, orjus naturae ).
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How to use jus civile in a sentence
Its agency, enlightening and softening influence on the Roman character, and on the severity of the primitive jus civile.
The principal formalities and rules according to the jus quiritium, jus civile, and the edicta prætorum.
The jus gentium seems to have become identical with the more rigorous jus civile.The Two First Centuries of Florentine History | Pasquale Villari
While he sets forth the jus civile, his exposition and approval follow the dictates of the jus naturale.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II) | Henry Osborn Taylor
Usucapio in the jus civile hinges on possession, and ownership by the jus naturale may take its origin in possession.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II) | Henry Osborn Taylor
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