Meaning of Corpus Juris Civilis

Cor•pus Ju•ris Ci•vi•lis

Pronunciation: (kôr'pus joor'is si-vī'lis, si-vil'is), [key]
  1. the collective title of the body of ancient Roman law as compiled and codified under the emperor Justinian in the 6th century a.d.: comprises the Digest, the Institutes, the Justinian Code, and the Novels.
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