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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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The creation of the XII Tables was the outcome of hostilities between patricians and the ever-increasing number of plebeians.
The XII Tables were a landmark in the development of Roman law.