Roman law

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

Origin of Roman law

First recorded in 1650–60
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Roman law

noun
  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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