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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.)

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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This class struggle is cited as one of the major reasons for the drafting of the law of the Twelve Tables. The latter, despite all the hype, was not some reforming or a liberating piece of legislation.
Cicero recalls having to memorise as a schoolboy the centuries old Twelve Tables of laws, in a Latin so archaic that he and classmates could barely understand it.
As Stafford noted, "Even when students accurately recorded figures, they often had troubl e determining an accurate count of the number of students who could be seated." She later recorded that "some students were not willing to tackle the problem once they discovered that they were not able to transfer the designs to paper." An additional difficulty was observed: "Some pairs of students, when starting, used two groups of six or six groups of two, instead of arranging all twelve tables together.
Hammurabi to the Roman Twelve Tables and the British Common Law.
The Twelve Tables from the 5th Century B.C.E., a base of Roman Law for centuries, tells us `yes'.
By traversing a passageway, they discover the Temple de l'Amitie, which contains more poems of love and the Twelve Tables of the Laws of Love.
To assist comprehension there are twelve tables, seven "figures," including maps indicating the distribution of debtors in relation to Canterbury, Hereford, and Lincoln, and four appendices.
(1) In the course of the text, de Vries presents twelve tables on economic, demographic, military, and world debt data.
Of greater interest is the remaining Ciceronian assertion about early provocatio, namely its comprehensiveness as indicated in the Twelve Tables compluribus legibus.
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.C.), Germanic tribal laws promulgated by King Clovis (496 A.D.) called for restitutional sanctions for both violent and nonviolent offenses, and the Laws of Ethelbert (c.