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GLOSSATOR. A commentator or annotator of the Roman law. One of the authors of the Gloss.

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The glossator adopted the view of Huguccio, and likewise listed the opposing view that was being rejected.
By refashioning English better to conform to these models, it was supposed that the English language could become a means of accessing and communicating the higher order truths that generations of glossators had located in the poetry of Virgil and Statius, Petrarch and Sannazzaro.
This leads to the conclusion that 2:26 is a quote that Ecclesiastes rejects, or that it was added by a pious glossator.
121) The starting point of modern conflict of laws seems to have been a comment to the Codex Iustiniani by the Glossator Bartolus.
23) Equally impressive if less ornate are several of the so-called glossator tombs in Bologna from the second half of the previous century.
s critique of the Catholic oath "by Saint Charity" is unintentionally ironic: a glossator of markedly Protestant sympathies, who thus regards charity primarily as an abstract virtue, accuses Catholics (who had the option of regarding the saint as an actual person) of draining all the substance out of Charity.
31) Florence's own contributions to "our modernity" were all captured in Salutati's roster of famous jurists, beginning with the great glossator Accursius and ending with the last great glossator of canon law, Giovanni d'Andrea (in fact a Bolognese who hailed from a village near the Tuscan border).
The glossator made the note only by misreading the term, mocococauh ("your sustenance") that appears in verses 5 and 6 as mococaxcauh ("you are sick").
Camargo makes no mention of the second wooden cross included at the southerly opening to the platform, which probably explains why the glossator ignored it.
In short, a given text may have spawned dozens or even hundreds of subsidiary texts which themselves often span centuries; an author who wrote in the twelfth century may find a glossator today in the madrasahs of Qum or Fez.
Thus, an author's grammar, rhetoric, tropical devices, and poetic licence are reordered, explained, and justified by the glossator in the light of perceived authorial intention and with the aim of teaching.
The Christ Church Prosper glossator uses variant forms of the interrogative circumstantiae-formula, with interrogative adjectives plus 'res' substituting for interrogative pronouns.