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SENATUS CONSULTUM Definition & Legal Meaning

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In Roman law. A decision or decree of the Roman senate, having the force of law, made without the concurrence of the people. These enact- ments began to take the place of laws enacted by popular vote, when the commons had grown so great in number that they could no longer be assembled for legislative purposes. Mackeld. Rom. Law,


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