The law code of the ancient Romans, which forms the basis of civil law in many countries today.
- It was much influenced by notions of canon law and Roman law, which at this time was being ‘received’ in many European countries.
- The one factor that codes, capitularies, and formularies had in common was that they were part of a written law deeply influenced by Roman law and the Bible, and representative of a new political culture.
- In other American slave societies, which based their slave law on Roman law, slaves were tried in the same courts as free people, although under discriminatory legal codes.
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Syllabification: Ro·man law
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