(3 syl.). Elementary law treatises, as the Institutes of Gaius and those of Florentius, Callistratus, Paulus, Ulpian, and
Marcian. The Institutes of Justinian were compiled by Antoninus
Pius, and for the most
part are mere rechauffees of the preceding ones, giving the
words and opinions of the respective authors.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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