Corpus Juris


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Corpus Juris

[Latin, A body of law.] A phrase used to designate a volume encompassing several collections of law, such as the Corpus Juris Civilis. The name of an American legal encyclopedia, the most recent edition of which is known as Corpus Juris Secundum (C.J.S.®).

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corpus juris

n. the body of the law, meaning a compendium of all laws, cases and the varied interpretations of them. There are several encyclopedias of the law which fit this definition, the most famous of which is Corpus Juris Secundum. Several states have such series of books covering explanations of the law of that state.

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Tuttavia nelle glosse ai manoscritti del Corpus Juris Civilis si possono gia rintracciare due scuole di pensiero distinte.
(5) See John B McClay & Wendy L Matthews, Corpus Juris Humorous: A Compilation of Humorous, Extraordinary, Outrageous, Unusual, Colorful, Infamous, Clever and Witty Reported Judicial Opinions and Related Materials Dating from 1256 A.D.
Corpus juris is a repressive legal system which will almost certainly be imposed upon us should we be foolish enough to vote to remain within the benighted EU.
Coherence, then, is both unrealistic and unattractive when imposed on the corpus juris of a large, diverse, federal republic like the United States.
The fear must now be that under the Treaty of Lisbon, Brussels will increasingly push towards a unified system of European law, founded on continental corpus juris which is wholly at odds with our system which Mr Obama was so keen to praise.
533-34, emperor Justinian codified the Roman law into the Corpus Juris Civilis, the forerunner to the extensive civil law system.
Second, there are striking similarities between al-Shaybani's six works (al-Asllal-Mabsut, al-Janni' al-kabir, al-Jami al-saghir, al-Ziyadat, and al-Siyar) and the Corpus Juris Civilis: there is a clear correspondence in structure, function, and content that, according to Jokisch, can only be explained as the result of systematic reception (pp.
In referring to the "body" of Jewish law, Dorff uses the term "corpus juris," suggesting the collection of Jewish law's rules.
720, 727 (1944) (quoting 38 Corpus Juris Secundum 949 and 952 (1943))).