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Flavius Anicius Justinianus; "Justinian the Great", a.d. 483–565, Byzantine emperor 527–565.
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How to use Justinian I in a sentence
He wrote on law, medical jurisprudence and political economy, and translated Justinian and Broussais.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
So early as the ninth century, Justinian prescribed the punishment of death for the offence of swearing by the limbs of God.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
Justinian, it may be noted, had equipped this army with such a plethora of commanders that their defeat can hardly cause surprise.The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
I lay claim to no constitutional equality with Justinian or Alfred.The Napoleon of Notting Hill|Gilbert K. Chesterton
Their strength was proportioned by Justinian to the danger of their situation.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
British Dictionary definitions for Justinian I
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called the Great; Latin name Flavius Anicius Justinianus. 483–565 ad, Byzantine emperor (527–565). He recovered North Africa, SE Spain, and Italy, largely owing to the brilliance of generals such as Belisarius. He sponsored the Justinian Code
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