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The term Roman law denotes the legal system of ancient Rome, and the legal developments which occurred before the seventh century AD — when the Roman–Byzantine state adopted Greek as the official lingua franca. The development of Roman law comprises more than a thousand years of jurisprudence — from the Twelve Tables (ca. 449 BC) to the Corpus Juris Civilis (AD 529–34) ordered by Emperor Justinian I. This Roman law, the Justinian Code, was effective in the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire (330–1453), and also served as a basis for legal practice in continental Europe, as well as in Ethiopia.

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