Modestinus, Herennius hərĕn´ēəs mŏdəstī´nəs [key], fl. c.AD 250, Roman jurist; student of Ulpian. Under the Roman Empire he was one of the five jurists, including Papinian , whose views were considered decisive in resolving legal controversies. Extensive sections of his work are preserved in the Corpus Juris Civilis.
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