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. . 1996.

corpus juris
I index code II index jurisprudence

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


corpus juris
n.
(Latin) Body of law; a book that collects principles of law.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


corpus juris
(kor-pes jur-es) Latin for "the body of law," meaning a compendium of all laws. There are several encyclopedias of the law which fit this definition, the most famous of which is Corpus Juris Secundum. Several states have such series of books covering explanations of the law of that state.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


corpus juris
n. Latin Body of law. The law in general, especially when compiled, codified, and published in a single text or in a series consisting of a collection of individual laws. Abbreviated C.J.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


corpus juris
(Latin: A body of law.)
A phrase used to designate a volume encompassing several collections of law, such as the Corpus Juris Civilis. The name of an American legal encyclopedia, the most recent edition of which is known as Corpus Juris Secundum (C.J.S.®).

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


corpus juris
I
[Latin, A body of law.] A phrase used to designate a volume encompassing several collections of law, such as the Corpus Juris Civilis. The name of an American legal encyclopedia, the most recent edition of which is known as Corpus Juris Secundum (C.J.S.)®.
II Comprehensive collection of the law.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

corpus juris
n.
   the body of the law, meaning a compendium of all laws, cases and the varied interpretations of them. There are several encyclopedias of the law which fit this definition, the most famous of which is Corpus Juris Secundum. Several states have such series of books covering explanations of the law of that state.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Corpus Juris — steht für folgende Rechtssammlungen: Corpus Juris Fridericianum, die preußische Zivilprozessordnung Corpus Juris Civilis, im Auftrag des oströmischen Kaisers Justinian I Corpus Iuris Canonici, eine Sammlung von römisch katholischem Kirchenrecht …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Corpus juris — (lat., Rechtsw.), 1) die Gesammtmasse eines Rechts; 2) bes. die Zusammenfassung der sämmtlichen römischen Rechtsquellen. I. C. j.. od. C. j. civilis (C. j. romani, C. j. Justinianei), die jetzt gebräuchliche Sammlung der als gemeines Recht… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Corpus juris — (lat., »Rechtskörper«), Benennung gewisser Sammlungen einzelner Gesetze oder Gesetzbücher. Für die Rechtsgeschichte am bedeutsamsten ist das C. j. civilis. So wird seit den Glossatoren (s. Glosse) die Gesamtheit der Gesetzbücher des oströmischen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Corpus juris — (lat.), Name gewisser Sammlungen von Gesetzen und Rechtsbüchern. Insbes. C. j. civīlis, die im 12. Jahrh. zu einem Ganzen vereinigten Rechtsbücher Justinians (Institutionen, Pandekten [s.d.], Codex, und Novellen), beste neue Ausgabe von Mommsen,… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Corpus juris — Corpus juris, Rechtsbuch, Rechtssammlung. Insbesondere wird darunter die röm. Rechtssammlung des Kaisers Justinian verstanden, die als gemeines Recht auch in Deutschland aufgenommen wurde (C. j. civilis, romani, Justinianei). Dieselbe enthält 1)… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • corpus juris — [joor′is] n. [L, body of law] a collection of all the laws of a nation or district …   English World 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 — Cor|pus Ju|ris, auch Kọrpus Juris das; <aus gleichbed. lat. corpus iuris, zu ius, Gen. iuris »Recht, Gesetz«> Gesetzbuch, Gesetzessammlung …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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