Definition of Roman law in English:

Share this entry

Roman law

Pronunciation:

noun

[mass noun]
The law code of the ancient Romans forming the basis of civil law in many countries today.
Example sentences
  • 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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Roman law

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.