jus civile

noun Roman Law.

  1. the rules and principles of law derived from the customs and legislation of Rome, as opposed to those derived from the customs of all nations (jus gentium) or from fundamental ideas of right and wrong implicit in the human mind (jus naturale).


  1. the civil law of the Roman state
  2. the body of law derived from the principles of this lawCompare jus gentium, jus naturale

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