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the code of laws of ancient Rome: the basis for the modern legal system in many countries
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The legal system of ancient Rome, forming the basis for modern civil law.