Digest

   A compendium of previous legal opinions, also called the Pandects, published in 533 as part of the Corpus Juris Civilis (q.v.), and arguably the most important part of Justinian I's (q.v.) legislative work. Much credit goes to Tribonian (q.v.), the great jurist who headed a commission of 16 lawyers who undertook the daunting task of reviewing about 2,000 books of judicial interpretation amounting to over 3,000,000 lines. The commission reduced it all to 150,000 lines by omitting obsolete and duplicate opinions, and resolving contradictions. The legal opinions that remained were gathered into 50 books arranged according to subject. The result is a harmonious body of judicial interpretation, much of it drawn from second and early third century jurists like Ulpian, Paul, Papinian, Pomponius, and Gaius. The Digest remains the chief record of this earlier Roman jurisprudence.

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  • Digest — can refer to any of the following: A condensed collection or compendium of writings: Pandects, or The Digest , a digest of Roman law A tax digest Digest size magazine format, used by some magazines (though not always consistently used by… …   Wikipedia

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