jus civile


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jus civile

the civil law of the Roman state or the body of law derived from the principles of this law. See ROMAN LAW.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

JUS CIVILE. Among the Romans by jus civile was understood the civil law, in contradistinction to the public law, or jus gentium. 1 Savigny, Dr. Rom. c. 1, Sec. 1.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The old jus civile, characterized by principles rooted deep in an agricultural society based on clan organization, had constituted a law for Roman citizens exclusively.
Like the original United States with its founding Constitution, Ancient Rome began as a league of city-states on the Italian peninsula, bound together by a set of laws known as the Twelve Tables or jus civile (civil law).