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the body of Roman law that was codified and promulgated under Justinian I.
a compilation of Roman imperial law made by order of Justinian I, forming part of the Corpus Juris Civilis


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  • Justinian I

    [juh-stin-ee-uh n] /dʒʌˈstɪn i ən/ noun 1. (Flavius Anicius Justinianus”Justinian the Great”) a.d. 483–565, Byzantine emperor 527–565. /dʒʌˈstɪnɪən/ noun 1. called the Great; Latin name Flavius Anicius Justinianus. 483–565 ad, Byzantine emperor (527–565). He recovered North Africa, SE Spain, and Italy, largely owing to the brilliance of generals such as Belisarius. He sponsored the Justinian […]

  • Justinianian

    [juh-stin-ee-ey-nee-uh n] /dʒʌˌstɪn iˈeɪ ni ən/ adjective 1. of or relating to Justinian I or the Byzantine dynasty (a.d. 518–610) named after him.

  • Justinian ii

    noun 1. 669–711 ad, Byzantine emperor (685–95, 705–11). Banished (695) after a revolt against his oppressive rule, he regained the throne with the help of the Bulgars. He was killed in a second revolt

  • Justin Martyr

    [juhs-tin mahr-ter] /ˈdʒʌs tɪn ˈmɑr tər/ noun 1. Saint, a.d. c100–163? early church historian and philosopher.

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