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- n. A law or rule that excludes women from the line of succession to a throne or other public office.
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- adj. Specifically, in modern times, a law supposed to be a special application of the above-mentioned provision, in accordance with which males alone can inherit the throne. This law has obtained in France, and at times in other countries of Europe, as Spain.
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- n. the code of laws of the Salian Franks and other German tribes
After the baptism of Clovis, he reformed several articles that appeared incompatible with Christianity: the Salic law was again amended by his sons; and at length, under the reign of Dagobert, the code was revised and promulgated in its actual form, one hundred years after the establishment of the French monarchy.
See the four original texts of the Salic law in tom.iv. p. 147, 173, 196, 220.
The collection contains twenty-one formulæ of private acta, drawn up in Salic law territory.