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corpus juris

noun corpus jur·is \-ˈju̇r-is, -ˈyu̇r-ēs\

Legal Definition of corpus juris

  1. :  a comprehensive collection of the law of a judicial system or of a country or jurisdiction

Origin and Etymology of corpus juris

Medieval Latin, literally, a body of law

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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