lex Publilia (leks p[y]oo-blil-ee-<<schwa>>). [Latin “Publilian law”] Roman law. A law dispensing with senatorial approval for the enactments of the plebs (common citizens). • In 339 B.C. these laws strengthened the force of the plebiscita and indirectly weakened the patrician element in the Senate by permitting auctoritas patrum to be given in advance for some legislation, and requiring one of the censors to be a plebeian. — Also termed leges Publiliae Philonis.

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