Corpus Juris Secundum
n. An authoritative legal encyclopedia that provides general background knowledge of the law with footnoted citation to relevant case law. Abbreviated C.J.S.

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  • Corpus Juris Secundum — (C.J.S.) is an encyclopedia of U.S. law (see Secondary authority). Its full title is Corpus Juris Secundum: Complete Restatement Of The Entire American Law As Developed By All Reported Cases (1936 ) It contains an alphabetical arrangement of… …   Wikipedia

  • Corpus Juris Secundum — A successor of the encyclopedic work on the law published under the title Corpus Juris …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • corpus juris — corpus jur·is / ju̇r is, yu̇r ēs/ n [Medieval Latin, literally, a body of law]: a comprehensive collection of the law of a judicial system or of a country or jurisdiction Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. corpus juris …   Law dictionary

  • Corpus Juris — The legal term Corpus Juris means body of law . It was originally used by the Romans for several of their collections of all the laws in a certain field; see Corpus Juris Civilis. Later the term was used for comprehensive collections of laws in… …   Wikipedia

  • corpus juris — /korpas juras/ A body of law. A term used to signify a book comprehending several collections of law. There are two principal collections to which this name is given; the Corpus Juris Civilis, and the Corpus Juris Canonici. Also name of an… …   Black's law dictionary

  • corpus juris — /korpas juras/ A body of law. A term used to signify a book comprehending several collections of law. There are two principal collections to which this name is given; the Corpus Juris Civilis, and the Corpus Juris Canonici. Also name of an… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Corpus Juris Civilis — Justinian I depicted on a mosaic in the church of San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy The Corpus Juris (or Iuris) Civilis ( Body of Civil Law ) is the modern name[1] for a collection of fundamental works in jurisprudence, issued from …   Wikipedia

  • secundum — According to; in accordance with; in favor of. Following; coming close behind. See Corpus Juris Secundum …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Text corpus — In linguistics, a corpus (plural corpora ) or text corpus is a large and structured set of texts (now usually electronically stored and processed). They are used to do statistical analysis and hypothesis testing, checking occurrences or… …   Wikipedia

  • C.J.S. — Corpus Juris Secundum …   Black's law dictionary

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