civil law

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ci·vil law

(si'vĭl lah)
The branch of legislation dealing with the rights and duties of citizens rather than with criminal acts.
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Itaque majores aliud jus gentium, aliud jus civile esse voluerunt.
The period of local (parochial) law known as the jus civile. This strict and unbending law was concerned with Roman citizens only.
Porque el moribundo siglo XVI exigia obras que rehicieran la ciencia juridica desde sus cimientos, y las obras basadas en el Jus Civile Romanorum --y mas si tenian en cuenta las aportaciones de los maestros del Jus Commune-- no se ajustaban a la demanda colectiva.