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Justinian I

[juh-stin-ee-uh n]
noun
  1. Flavius Anicius JustinianusJustinian the Great, a.d. 483–565, Byzantine emperor 527–565.
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Related formspost-Jus·tin·i·an, adjectivepre-Jus·tin·i·an, adjective
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Examples from the Web for justinian

Historical Examples

  • This is a code somewhat like the code of Justinian, only not so brief.

    Introductory American History

    Henry Eldridge Bourne

  • Now Totila did not succeed in coming to terms with Justinian.

    The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI

    Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies

  • The Justinian period commences with the beginning of the sixth century.

  • Usucapion did not lose its advantages till the reforms of Justinian.

    Ancient Law

    Sir Henry James Sumner Maine

  • I lay claim to no constitutional equality with Justinian or Alfred.

    The Napoleon of Notting Hill

    Gilbert K. Chesterton


British Dictionary definitions for justinian

Justinian I

noun
  1. 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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