corpus juris


corpus jur·​is
-ˈju̇r-is, -ˈyu̇r-ēs
: a comprehensive collection of the law of a judicial system or of a country or jurisdiction

Word History


Medieval Latin, literally, a body of law

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“Corpus juris.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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