Leges Juliae Law and Legal Definition

Leges juliae is a Latin term which means the body of admirable laws. Under Roman law it means ancient laws which are introduced by any member of the Julian family during the reign of Augustus or of Julius Caesar. Leges juliae when used in the English plural form, refers to a series of laws relating to marriage and morals, introduced by Augustus in 18-17 BC. Leges juliae effectively abolished Legis actiones and lex aebutia. It is also called as lex juliae.