Code of Justinian

Definition of "Code of Justinian"
  1. A compilation of laws and legal interpretations sponsored by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I from A.D. 529 to 565, which consists of past statutes, extracts from opinions of notable Roman legal scholars, a fundamental summary of the law, and a set of Justinian's newly enacted laws
How to use "Code of Justinian" in a sentence
  1. The Code of Justinian greatly influenced modern civil law.
  2. Studying the Code of Justinian is fundamental to understand the basis of Western legal systems.
  3. Many principles found in the Code of Justinian still hold true in today's legal practices.

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