WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
jus civile n 1: the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law [syn: Roman law, Justinian code, civil law, jus civile]Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
JUS CIVILE. Among the Romans by jus civile was understood the civil law, in contradistinction to the public law, or jus gentium. 1 Savigny, Dr. Rom. c. 1, Sec. 1.