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Twelve Tables

TWELVE TABLES, the tables of wood on which was engraved or painted the earliest codification of the Roman law. Originally ten in number, two others were afterwards added, containing supplemental matter, and the whole code was termed the Lex XII. Tabularum (Law of the Twelve Tables). (See ROMAN LAW and ROME.)

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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