corpus juris

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

Legal Definition of corpus juris

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

History and Etymology for corpus juris

Medieval Latin, literally, a body of law

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“Corpus juris.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/corpus%20juris. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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