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  1. Pandects

    the digest of civil law executed at the instance of the Emperor Justinian between the years 530 and 533.

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  1. Digest

    The Digest, also known as the Pandects, is a name given to a compendium or digest of Roman law compiled by order of the emperor Justinian I in the 6th century. It spans 50 volumes, and represented a reduction and codification of all Roman laws up to that time. The Digest was part of the Corpus Juris Civilis, the body of civil law issued under Justinian I. The other two parts were Institutes of Justinian, and the Codex Justinianus. A fourth part, the Novels, was added later.

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