Jus Civile Law and Legal Definition

In the centuries preceding Justinian rule, private law was divided into three parts: jus civile, or civil law, jus gentium, and jus naturale. Jus civile means "that law which people establish for themselves or is peculiar to them." Jus civile consisted of the enacted or customary law governing the relations of Roman citizens among themselves. Jus civile is the body of civil law that governed Roman relations.