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statutory law
used in The Aeneid

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Definition
law developed by governmental groups in contrast to common law (based on custom and precedent) — this is also one of the senses of the term, civil law
  • To tyrants others have their country sold, Imposing foreign lords, for foreign gold; Some have old laws repeal'd, new statutes made, Not as the people pleas'd, but as they paid; With incest some their daughters' bed profan'd: All dar'd the worst of ills, and, what they dar'd, attain'd.
    Book 6 (68% in)
  • Ent'ring, with cries they fill'd the holy fane; Then thus, with lowly voice, Ilioneus began: "O queen! indulg'd by favor of the gods To found an empire in these new abodes, To build a town, with statutes to restrain The wild inhabitants beneath thy reign, We wretched Trojans, toss'd on ev'ry shore, From sea to sea, thy clemency implore.
    Book 1 (70% in)

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