jus gentium

jus gen·ti·um | \ˈyüs-ˈgen-tē-əm \

Definition of jus gentium 

First Known Use of jus gentium

circa 1549, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jus gentium

Latin, law of nations

Latin, literally, law of nations

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The first known use of jus gentium was circa 1549

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jus gentium

jus gen·ti·um | \-ˈjen-shē-əm, -chəm \

Legal Definition of jus gentium 

: a body of law recognized by nations that is binding and governs their relations with each other : international law

called also law of nations

Note: In Roman law jus gentium referred to the rules and laws that were common to the various nations or peoples under the Roman empire and were used in cases between non-Roman citizens or between a Roman and a non-Roman citizen.

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