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Cujacius, or Cujas, Jacques, French jurist, son of a tanner, was born at Toulouse in 1520. His industry overcame all obstacles to learning, his attention being chiefly devoted to the study of Roman law, on which he commenced to lecture in 1547. Elected professor at Cahors in 1554, he continued his lectures there, and in other towns, until the year 1567, and finally took up his abode at Bourges in 1577, where he continued his instructions until his death in 1590. He left voluminous works, consisting of commentaries and expositions of the Roman law.