Salic law


: a rule held to derive from the legal code of the Salic Franks excluding females from the line of succession to a throne
: the legal code of the Salic Franks

Word History

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Salic law was in 1599

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“Salic law.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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