strictum jus

stric·​tum jus
variants: or strictum ius \ ˌstrikəmˈjəs, -​mˈyüs \

Definition of strictum jus 

1 : the law by its letter without considering equities

2 Roman law : the jus civile of the city of Rome — compare praetorian law

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Latin, strict law

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