Tribonian (Tribonianus) trĭbō´nēən [key], d. 545?, Roman jurist. Under the command of Justinian I , he directed the compilation of the Corpus Juris Civilis . It is not possible to determine exactly what Tribonian himself contributed; in all likelihood he wrote largely from his encyclopedic knowledge of Roman law.
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