What is EPISTOLiE?

In the civil law. Rescripts ; opinions given by the emperors in cases submittedto them for decision.Answers of the emperors to petitions.The answers of counsellors, (juris-consul- it,) as Ulpian and others, to questions oflaw proposed to them, were also called “epistolce.”Opinions written out. The term originally signified the same as Uteres. Vicat.

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