a code of laws of the Salian Franks and other Germanic tribes, especially a provision in this code excluding females from the inheritance of land.
the alleged fundamental law of the French monarchy by which females were excluded from succession to the crown.
any law to the same effect.
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How to use Salic law in a sentence
This circumstance greatly disturbed the kings mind; he observed, that the Salic law had made no provision for such a case.The Book of Curiosities | I. Platts
Then we talked of intervention in Spain, then of the Salic law and in fact of everything that is occupying people just now.Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.1/3, 1831-1835 | Dorothy Duchesse de Dino
Charlemagne and Louis the Pious seem to have made efforts to bring the other laws into harmony with the Salic law.
In the fifth century the Salic law repealed the right of inheritance of women to patrimonial estates.Woman and Socialism | August Bebel
The Salic law prevailing in Belgium, the history of the female descendants is not of political importance.Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders | George Wharton Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for Salic law
the code of laws of the Salic Franks and other Germanic tribes
a law within this code excluding females from inheritance
a law excluding women from succession to the throne in certain countries, such as France and Spain
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