List of ancient legal codes

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The upper part of the stele of Hammurabi's code of laws.

Law is a term which does not have a universally accepted definition,[1] but one definition is that law is a system of rules and guidelines which are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior.[2]


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  1. ^ Lord Lloyd of Hampstead. Introduction to Jurisprudence. Third Edition. Stevens & Sons. London. 1972. Second Impression. 1975. Page 39.
  2. ^ Robertson, Crimes against humanity, 90.
  3. ^ Charles F. Horne, Ph.D. (1915). "The Code of Hammurabi : Introduction". Yale University. Retrieved September 14, 2007. 
  4. ^ Code of Nesilim