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CONSTITUTIO Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

In the civil law. An imperial ordinance or constitution, distinguished from Lex, Senatus-Consultum, and other kinds of law and having its effect from the sole will of the emperor. An establishment or settlement. Used of controversies settled by the parties without a trial. Calvin. A sum paid according to agreement. Du Cange. In old English law. An ordinance or statute. A provision of a statute.


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