The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Salic \Sal"ic\ (s[a^]l"[i^]k), a. [F. salique, fr. the Salian
Franks, who, in the fifth century, formed a body of laws
called in Latin leges Salicae.]
Of or pertaining to the Salian Franks, or to the Salic law so
called. [Also salique.]
(a) A code of laws formed by the Salian Franks in the fifth
century. By one provision of this code women were
excluded from the inheritance of landed property.
(b) Specifically, in modern times, a law supposed to be a
special application of the above-mentioned provision, in
accordance with which males alone can inherit the throne.
This law has obtained in France, and at times in other
countries of Europe, as Spain.