jus civile


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jus civile

the civil law of the Roman state or the body of law derived from the principles of this law. See ROMAN LAW.

JUS CIVILE. Among the Romans by jus civile was understood the civil law, in contradistinction to the public law, or jus gentium. 1 Savigny, Dr. Rom. c. 1, Sec. 1.

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