Salic [sal′ik, sā′lik]
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- of the Salian Franks
- of the Salic law
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Of or relating to certain minerals, such as quartz and the feldspars, that commonly occur in igneous rocks and contain large amounts of silica and alumina.
Origin: s(ilica) + al(umina) + -ic.
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also Sa·lique adjective
- Of or relating to the Salian Franks.
- Of or relating to the Salic law or to the legal code of the Salian Franks.
Origin: French salique, from Medieval Latin Salicus, from Late Latin Saliī, the Salian Franks.