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Roman law

  1. the system of jurisprudence elaborated by the ancient Romans, a strong and varied influence on the legal systems of many countries.
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Origin of Roman law

First recorded in 1650–60
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Historical Examples of roman law

  • With him died the best beloved and the most talented of Roman-law professors of modern times.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4


British Dictionary definitions for roman law

Roman law

  1. the system of jurisprudence of ancient Rome, codified under Justinian and forming the basis of many modern legal systems
  2. another term for civil law
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