Salic law

  1. the code of laws of the Salian Franks and other German tribes
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  • Nor could he disregard the Salic Law which forbade the accession to the throne of a woman.
  • Succession to the throne is based at present on the principle of male primogeniture, embodied in the Salic law, according to which male heirs take precedence and the right of succession belongs to the eldest son.
  • I mean no shame on women in a general way nor do I support what my councilors call the salic law in France, but to secure the next generation on the throne, the princess must marry. This Scepter'd Isle
  • The salic law seemed not to have penetrated to French inns. The Cloister and the Hearth
  • Under Salic law (which prohibits succession in the female line), Ernst would be the British king rather than just the Prince of Hanover.
  • Montesquieu is a stranger.] 91 See the Salic law, (tit.lxii. in tom.iv. p. 156.) The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • /2 /2 By the Salic law a man who could not pay the wergeld was allowed to transfer formally his house-lot, and with it the liability. The Common Law
  • I don't think it's a bad thing to recognise that there is no salic law in the Danish Constitution. [royal family] line of succession
  • By the salic law, any man-night, by a public declaration, exempt himself from his family quarrels: but then he was considered by the law as no longer belonging to the family; and he was deprived of all right of succession, as the punishment of his cowardice. [ The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part A. From the Britons of Early Times to King John
  • /1/This choice of heirs [359] recalls the quos heredes appellavit of the Salic law just mentioned, and may be compared with the language of a Norman charter of about the year 1190: "To W. and his heirs, to wit those whom he may constitute his heirs. The Common Law
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