lex Hortensia (leks hor-ten-s[h]ee-<<schwa>>). [Latin] Roman law. A law extending to the plebeians full participation in public laws of government and worship; specif., an important constitutional law that made laws passed by the assemblies of the common people (the plebeians) binding on all citizens. • Previously, plebeian assemblies could not bind the patrician class. This statute put enactments of the concilium plebis on the same footing as leges. See JUS PUBLICUM; JUS SACRUM.

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