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GENS. A word used by the Romans to represent race and nation. 1 Tho. Co. Litt. 259, n. 13. In the French law, it is used to signify people or nations, as Droit des Gens, the law of nations.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Um terceiro termo seria incluido: o direito das gentes. Esse ramo reuniria elementos dos outros dois, seria positivo, mas aplicavel a todos os homens.