Corpus Juris Civilis

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Corpus Juris Civilis

[Latin, The body of the civil law.] The name given in the early seventeenth century to the collection of Civil Law based upon the compilation and Codification of the Roman system of Jurisprudence directed by the Emperor Justinian I during the years from 528 to 534 a.d.

Corpus Juris Civilis

Justinian's compilation of the Roman law for his empire. It is in four parts: the Institutes (a student introduction); the Digest or Pandects (a collation in four sections of the Roman law from the jurists, which was, however, heavily interpolated by the compilers); the Codex or Code (a compilation of legislative measures); and the Novels (some later supplementary laws). Both the Digest and the Institutes were to form the basis of the later revival of Roman law throughout the continental European world. They are still the object of intense study and debate today.

CORPUS JURIS CIVILIS. The body of the civil law. This, is the name given to a collection of the civil law, consisting of Justinian's Institutes, the Pandects or Digest, the Code, and the Novels.

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The reformative package of 1864 also included what was called the "legislative masterpiece of Alexandra Ioan Cuza" or the corpus iuris civilis, i.
Issued between 529 and 534 by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I, the Corpus Iuris Civilis (Body of Civil Law or Codex Justinianus) was an extremely influential work in European jurisprudence from the 11th through the 19th centuries.
From time to time translations are cited, rather than the original Latin texts, although this did not happen in the case of the Corpus Iuris Civilis.
After celebration of a special mass, the examiners showed the candidate three separate passages from the main texts of his discipline (for the law faculty, either the Corpus iuris civilis or the Corpus iuris canonici), and he prepared a formal address on the one of his choice.