variants or Justinianean
: of or relating to the Byzantine emperor Justinian under whom much of the Western Empire was reconquered and the laws codified in the Justinian Code
the Justinianean ordinances on the subject of divorce were revivedB. J. Kidd

Word History


Justinianian from Justinian I †565 Byzantine emperor (from Late Latin Justinianus) + English -ian; Justinianean from Late Latin Justinianeus of Justinian (from Justinianus Justinian) + English -an

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“Justinianian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Justinianian. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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