Salic law

noun

Definition of Salic law

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

First Known Use of Salic law

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Salic law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Salic%20law. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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