Latin quotes by Justinian

Justinian (482-565 AD), bizantine emperor, compiler of laws

Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus

Once he became emperor of the Byzantiine Empire, he ordered the compilation of Roman laws. These laws are known as Corpus Iuris Civilis and consist of: the Justinian Code, Digest and Institutions.

  1. Actio est ius persequendi in iudicio, quod sibi debetur - Action is the right to obtain what it is due by the process of law (Legal term - Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus Instituta, libri 1, 6)
  2. Advocatorum error litigatoribus non noceat - An error by the defenders can not harm litigants (Legal term - Codex Iustiniani 2.9.3)
  3. Ex nom scripto ius venit, quod usus comprobabit. Nam diuturni mores consensu utentium comprobabit, legum imitantur - Unwritten law is the one that validated by use. Because the customs of long duration, that are sanctioned by consensus of those who used them, are similar to the law (Legal term - Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus - Instituta 9,2,3)
  4. Honeste vivere, alterum non laedere cuique suum tribuere - To live honestly, to harm no other, to render to each his own (Legal term - Domitius Ulpianus - Justinian, Institutes 1.1)
  5. Obligatio est iuris vinculum, quo necessitate adstringimur alicuius solvendae rei secundum nostrae civitatis iuria - Obligation is a legal bond that compels us as of necessity to render something under the laws of our city (Legal term - Justinian -Definition of obligation by Roman law. Concept of civil obligations)
  6. Sed naturalia quidem iura, quae apud omnes gentes peraeque servantur, divina quaedam providentia constituta semper firma atque inmutabilia permanent - For the natural law, which is observed similarly by all people and is established by some divine providence is always firm and immutable (Legal term - Justiniano Instituta 1,2,3)
  7. Ut honestioribus potius fides testibus habentur - Greater faith will be given to the most honorable witnesses (Legal term - Justinian (482-565) Cod.4,20,9)

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