lex Valeria Horatia (leks v<<schwa>>-leer-ee-<<schwa>> h<<schwa>>-ray-shee-<< schwa>>). [Latin] Roman law.A law making enactments by the assembly of the people in tribes binding on all citizens. • Several laws of this name were passed in 449 B.C.One was aimed at strengthening the force of plebiscita. Another protected plebeian tribunes with sacrosanctity. A third, more dubious, law falls between the lex Valeria of 509 B.C. and the lex Valeria of 300 B.C. in granting the right of provocatio to the Roman citizen oppressed by a magistrate. Cf. LEX HORTENSIA.

[Blacks Law 8th]