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Ulpian (/ˈʌlpiən/; Latin: Gnaeus Domitius Annius Ulpianus; c. 170223) was a Roman Jurist of Tyrian ancestry.


  • The sovereign is not bound by the laws.
    (Princeps legibus solutus est.)
  • What pleases the prince has the force of law.
    (Quod principi placuit legis habet vigorem.)
  • Justice is the constant and perpetual will to render to every man his due."
    (Iustitia est constans et perpetua voluntas ius suum cuique tribuendi.)
  • To live honorably, to harm no one, to give to each his own.
    (Honeste vivere, alterum non laedere, suum cuique tribuere.)

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