[kawr-puh s joo r-is si-vahy-lis, si-vil-is] /ˈkɔr pəs ˈdʒʊər ɪs sɪˈvaɪ lɪs, sɪˈvɪl ɪs/

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.
(law) the body of Roman or civil law consolidated by Justinian in the 6th century ad. It consists of four parts, the Institutes, Digest, Code, and Novels


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