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N.A complete written formulation of a body of law, (e.g. the Code Napoléon in France). A code of English law does not exist, but a few specialized topics have been dealt with in this way by means of ...
Code Civil, Le

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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2005
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(also known as the Code Napoléon).

Although there were earlier proposals for a codification of French law, it was the

Code Napoléon

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World Encyclopedia

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French civil law, first introduced (1804) by Napoleon I. Based on Roman law, the Code

Code Napoléon

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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2009
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The Code Napoléon (as the French Civil Code was known) is the most influential European legal document since Justinian's

Code Napoléon

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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the French legal code drawn up under Napoleon I in 1804.

criminal law

criminal law  

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In Anglo‐Saxon and Norman England, there was no distinction between criminal and civil law. Violence, or the causing of damage or harm to another's person or property, was subject to savage penalties ...
French law

French law  

The feudal monarchs of twelfth- and thirteenth-century France presided over a devolved system of seigneurial courts. The legal frameworks within which these courts operated varied greatly between ...
Napoleon I

Napoleon I  

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(1769–1821)Emperor of the French (1804–14). Born in Ajaccio, he was a Corsican of Italian descent. By the age of 26 he was a general, and placed in supreme command of the campaign against Sardinia ...
Poland

Poland  

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Poland has been economically one of the most successful countries in Eastern Europe, but politically very volatilePoland has swamps and sand dunes along its northern coast. But the main part of the ...
Roman law

Roman law  

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The body of law developed by the ancient Romans, codified by the Emperor Justinian around 530 ce in the Corpus Juris Civilis, which forms the basis of many modern codes in the civil law systems.[...]

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