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- n. the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law
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M.] * Compare throughout the brief but admirable sketch of the progress and growth of the Roman jurisprudence, the necessary operation of the jusgentium, when Rome became the sovereign of nations, upon the jus civile of the citizens of Rome, in the first chapter of Savigny.