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jus naturale

[juhs nach-uh-rey-lee, nat-yoo-]
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noun Roman Law.
  1. See under jus civile.
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Also jus na·tu·rae [juhs nach-uh-ree, nat-yoo-] /ˈdʒʌs ˈnætʃ əˌri, ˈnæt yʊ-/.

Origin of jus naturale

< Latin: natural law

jus civile

[juhs si-vahy-lee, -vee-]
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).
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Origin of jus civile

< Latin: civil law
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British Dictionary definitions for jus naturale

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
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Word Origin

from Latin

jus naturale

noun Roman law
  1. (originally) a system of law based on fundamental ideas of right and wrong; natural law
  2. (in later usage) another term for jus gentium
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Word Origin

from Latin
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