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

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Gratian spoke of deaconesses numerous times in the Decretum, but it was the Chalcedonian canon earlier mentioned that the glossators were most interested in.
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.
The verse (perhaps, without the last clause) is a gloss which was added by a Hasid glossator. Barton categorically asserts "That the verse with the exception of the last clause is the work of a Chasid glossator, must be granted." (27) This position is justified by the "poetic justice" approach contradicting Ecclesiastes' fundamental philosophy.
He is on the editorial boards of the academic journals Glossator and Post-medieval.
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Every time the glossator directs you somewhere else, as if that would somehow help explain or complete a thought, the elbow-jogging nudges become all the more ridiculous.
"[M]edieval lawyers were more sympathetic to those who did not meet the exacting standard of the vir constantissimus, and had thus become the victim of fear, than had been the Roman lawyers of the classical period." (45) The influential glossator Accursius writes that a wife can rescind a sale or mortgage entered into on account not only of fear but also out of reverence.
(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.
K.'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 Romances that Pomar attached to his chronicle contains some glossator's notes that might reveal the authorship of the songs.