lex Julia (leks joo-lee-<<schwa>>). [Latin] Roman law. One of several Roman statutes dating from the reign of the Emperor Augustus (27 B.C.–A.D. 14) or sometimes from Julius Caesar (47–44 B.C.).

lex Julia de adulteriis coercerendis (leks joo-lee-<<schwa>> dee <<schwa>>-d<<schwa>>l-t<<schwa>>r-ee-is koh-<<schwa>>r-s<<schwa>>-ren-d<<schwa>>s). [Latin] Roman law. A statute of 18 B.C. making adultery a public crime, justiciable before a quaestio perpetua. — Sometimes shortened to lex Julia de adulteriis. lex Julia de ambitu (leks joo-lee-<<schwa>> dee am-bi-t[y]oo). [Latin] Roman law. A law of 18 B.C. discouraging electoral corruption by a would-be magistrate.

lex Julia de annona (leks joo-lee-<<schwa>> dee <<schwa>>-noh-n<<schwa>>). [Latin] Roman law. A law against business combinations that negatively affected the grain supply, esp. attempts to raise the price of corn.

lex Julia     de         cessione             bonorum           (leks     joo-lee-<<schwa>>         dee       ses[h]-ee-oh-nee b<<schwa>>-nor-<<schwa>>m). [Latin] Roman law. A law governing bankruptcies allowing a debtor to avoid further adverse action by ceding all the debtor’s property to the creditors.

lex Julia de majestate (leks joo-lee-<<schwa>> dee maj-<<schwa>>-stay-tee). [Latin] Roman law. A treason law imposing capital punishment on a person acting against the emperor or state. • Enacted about 8 B.C., this was the last specific law on treason.

lex Julia de maritandis ordinibus (leks joo-lee-<<schwa>> dee mar-<<schwa>>-tan-dis or-din-<<schwa>>-b<<schwa>>s). [Latin] Roman law. A law regulating marriages, imposing a duty to be married on all men between 25 and 60, and on all women between 20 and 50, and forbidding marriages between senators and freedwomen, and forbidding senators and all other freeborn citizens from marrying actresses, prostitutes, and the like. • This 18 B.C. statute is usu. considered as one law with the lex Papia Poppea of A.D. 9, which exempted women with three children or more from being placed under guardianship.

lex Julia de peculatu (leks joo-lee-<<schwa>> dee pek-y<<schwa>>-lay-t [y]oo). [Latin] Roman law. A law punishing the embezzlement of public moneys. • Originally a magistrate determined the punishment. The same court had jurisdiction for transgressions under lex Julia de residius and for sacrilege, the wrongful taking of money dedicated to sacred or religious purposes. See lex Julia de residuis.

lex Julia de residuis (leks joo-lee-<<schwa>> dee ri-zij-oo-is). [Latin] Roman law. A law punishing persons who could not account for public money lawfully in their charge. See lex Julia de peculatu.

lex Julia judiciorum privatorum (leks joo-lee-<<schwa>> joo-dish-ee-or-<< schwa>>m

prI-v<<schwa>>-tor-<<schwa>>m). See lex Julia judiciorum publicorum.

lex Julia judiciorum publicorum (leks joo-lee-<<schwa>> joo-dish-ee-or-<< schwa>>m p<<schwa>>-bli-kor-<<schwa>>m). [Latin] Roman law. An Augustan law that, with the lex Julia judiciorum privatorum, reformed various aspects of civil procedure. • The two laws are often referred to together as leges Juliae, or duae Juliae. Together with the lex Aebutia, the leges Juliae largely abolished the legis actiones, the ancient form of Roman civil procedure that relied on fixed oral forms.

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