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SALIC LAW Definition & Legal Meaning

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A body of law framed by the Salian Franks, after their settlement In Gaul under their king Pharamond, about the beginning of the fifth century. It is the most ancient of the barbarian codes, and is considered one of the most important com- pilations of law in use among the feudal nations of Europe. See LEX SALICA. In French jurisprudence. The name is frequently applied to that fundamental law of France which excluded females from succession to the crown. Supposed to have been derived from the sixty-second title of the Salic Law, “De Alode.” Brande.


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