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Twelve Tables

The earliest code of Roman law, compiled by the Decemviri, and cut on twelve bronze tables or tablets (Livy, iii. 57; Diodorus, xii. 56.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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