Origin of Salic
Examples from the Web for salic
In Germany “left-handed” or “morganatic” marriages were allowed by the Salic law between nobles and women of lower rank.
The Vandals had taken possession of it in 407; then it had become the principal seat of the Salic Franks.The Lives of the Saints, Volume II (of 16): February|Sabine Baring-Gould
Salic land, said Montesquieu, was the land belonging to the house.Woman, Church & State|Matilda Joslyn Gage
I say, that unluckily there exists in France a law they call the Salic law, which destroys all our pretensions.Chicot the Jester|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
From that, we can see how this Salic law has been corrupted.The book of the ladies|Pierre de Bourdeille Brantme
Word Origin for salic
"based on or contained in the law code of the Salian Franks," 1540s, from French Salique, from Medieval Latin Salicus, from the Salian Franks, a tribe that once lived near the Zuider Zee, the ancestors of the Merovingian kings, literally "those living near the river Sala" (modern Ijssel).
Salic Law, code of law of Germanic tribes, was invoked 1316 by Philip V of France to exclude a woman from succeeding to the throne of France (and later to combat the French claims of Edward III of England), but the precise meaning of the passage is unclear.