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[puh-pin-ee-uh n]
  1. Aemilius Papinianus, died a.d. 212, Roman jurist and writer.
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Historical Examples

  • Paulus was his contemporary, and held the same office as Papinian.

    Beacon Lights of History, Volume III

    John Lord

  • Antonius (Caracalla) commanded Papinian to be slain by the swords of his soldiers.

  • Papinian himself wrote that servitudes cannot be partially extinguished, because they are due from lands, not persons.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • Everything leads us to suppose that he owed extremely little if anything at all to Papinian, Ulpian, or Tribonian.

    The Surprises of Life

    Georges Clemenceau

  • I killed Papinian, the lawyer and prefect, and Cilo—whom you saw yesterday—nearly shared the same fate.