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Biography of Jacques Cujas


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Cujas (koo'zhas), Jacques. An eminent French jurist. Born in 1522. Became professor of the Roman law at Burges and Valence. Among his numerous works are "Commentaries on Justinian's Institutes," and on the "Pandects and Decretals." Cujas has been styled by Hallam as the "greatest of all civil lawyers." Died 1590.