from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of lex.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of lex.


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  • It was from the circumstance of the curiæ having persisted under the kings until the time of Servius, and the reign of the later Tarquin not being deemed legal, that the royal laws were generally distinguished by the name of leges curiatæ.

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  • In the next paragraph he speaks of the so-called leges regiœ as collected and still extant in the book of Sextus Papirius.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • Adherence to the letter and spirit of our state constitution by our leges is the exception to the rule.

  • Com igitur et vos ipso modo ilios mores, modo alias leges, fueritis secuti, multaque vel erroribus cognitis, vel animadversione meliorum sint a vobis repudiata: quid est a nobis factum, contra sensum judiciumque commune, si majora et certiora delegimus?

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  • Curiensis "is of a later date (middle of the eighth or beginning of the ninth century), and differs very much in character from the preceding" leges "; it is a collection containing extracts from the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • [Footnote: Hence the "leges" or codes specially regulating the status of these Roman troops and called in documents the laws of the "Goths" or

    Europe and the Faith "Sine auctoritate nulla vita"

  • The leges Iuliae, or Julian laws, were introduced in apparent response to a dwindling marriage rate among the Roman elite and contained strict new measures aimed at cracking down on such laxity while offering economic incentives to marry and procreate.

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  • Although Vespasian was not a member of a high-ranking Roman family, the leges Juliae passed by Augustus had decreed that marriage between an equestrian and a freedwoman was forbidden.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • (Of course, there might be fewer South Louisiana leges at that time because 1/3 of the state will have washed away, but why should that possibility elevate anyone's blood pressure?)

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  • And obviously the pay raise is tied to passing Jindal's pet legislation; several leges said as much after the pay raise was wrapped up.

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