Definition of Justinian I

1. Noun. Byzantine emperor who held the eastern frontier of his empire against the Persians; codified Roman law in 529; his general Belisarius regained North Africa and Spain (483-565).

Exact synonyms: Justinian, Justinian The Great
Generic synonyms: Emperor



Lexicographical Neighbors of Justinian I

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Juretzko
Jurgen
Jurie
Juris Doctor
Juris Doctors
Jurkat cell
Jurmala
Jurruru
Jussieu
Justice Department
Justice of the Peace
Justin
Justine
Justinian
Justinian I (current term)
Justinian code
Justinian the Great
Justus
Jute
Jutes
Jutish
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Jutlander
Jutlanders
Jutlandic
Jutlandish
Juvenal
Juventas
Jyaistha

Literary usage of Justinian I

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1850)
"CHAPTER XL. ELEVATION OF JUSTIN THE ELDER. REIGN OF JUSTINIAN. I. THE EMPRESS THEODORA. II. FACTIONS OF THE CIRCUS, ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... reign of Justinian I (527-65). In 565 Eutychius I of Constantinople was deposed, and John succeeded him. When John died in 577, Eutychius was restored. ..."

3. A History of the Later Roman Empire: From Arcadius to Irene (395 A.D. to 800 by John Bagnell Bury (1889)
"I may conclude this chapter by putting forward the conjecture that Justinian II. made Justinian I. a model for his own acts. I do not mean that he attempted ..."

4. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"On the death of his uncle, Justinian I. succeeded to the throne (527-565), and about his twelfth year introduced his portrait full-faced ou the copper ..."

5. A Text-book of Church History by Johann Karl Ludwig Gieseler (1858)
"Justinian I. against the heathen, i. 464. Justinian I. against the Patriarchs, i. Ml. Justinian I. favors Monasticism, i. 506. ..."

6. The Pageant by Charles Hazelwood Shannon, Gleeson White (1896)
"Justinian I shall go forth to solitary rule. THEODORA Forgetting me ? JUSTINIAN No : for my shame is branded— Cursing the day we met, razing the churches ..."

7. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Comprising the History, Institutions by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"On the death of his uncle, Justinian I. succeeded to the throne (527—565), and about his twelfth year introduced his portrait full-faced on the copper ..."

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