Salic
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 Salic[ae].] Of or pertaining to the Salian Franks, or to the Salic law so called. [Also {salique}.] [1913 Webster]

{Salic law}. (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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Salic — [sal′ik, sā′lik] adj. [ML Salicus] 1. of the Salian Franks 2. of the Salic law …   English World dictionary

  • šàlić — m dem. od šal …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

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  • Salic — also Salique adjective Etymology: Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French salique, from Medieval Latin Salicus, from Late Latin Salii Salic Franks Date: circa 1548 of, relating to, or being a Frankish people that settled on the IJssel… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • salic- — ► prefijo Componente de palabra procedente del lat. salix, icis, que significa sauce: ■ salicilina. * * * salic Elemento prefijo del lat. «salix, ĭcis», sauce, principio de derivados cultos. * * * altsalic , salici /alt ► Prefijos procedentes del …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • salic —   a. Frankish.    ♦ salic law, exclusion of women from succession to throne …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • salic — adj. = SALIAN. Phrases and idioms: Salic law hist. 1 a law excluding females from dynastic succession, esp. as the alleged fundamental law of the French monarchy. 2 a Frankish law book extant in Merovingian and Carolingian times. Etymology: F… …   Useful english dictionary

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