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TWELVE TABLES. The name given to a code of Roman laws, commonly called the Law of the Twelve Tables. (q.v.)

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Twelve tables present "real" constant dollar assets, income, PAC receipts, and union budgets.
Convicted thieves were ordered to pay double the value of stolen goods as dictated by the Roman Law of the Twelve Tables (449 B.
He is also co-owner and co-publisher of Twelve Tables Press, an independent publisher of legal and social histories.
After much deliberation, the Decemvirs produced the famed Twelve Tables of Roman Law.
The Twelve Tables are sometimes characterized as a Roman constitution.
This was known as the Code of Twelve Tables and is often referred to in Roman literature.