The Imperial Edicts of the Roman Law

By: Anavitarte, E. J.*

The imperial edicts or imperial constitutions (lat. constitutio principis) are the body of norms that the princeps or dominus , in exercise of his powers as emperor, could promulgate, among which are: (a) edicts, (b) mandates, (c) decrees, and (d) the rescripts.

Its development began as part of the prerogatives inherited by the Roman emperor, in his consular function as a magistrate , such as the ius edicendi─the power to promulgate edicts─and which would later be extended to the resolution of bureaucratic matters and particular cases.

Although they are a late source in Roman law, they constitute one of the main legal references of the way in which law was organized from the end of the 2nd century AD. C. Above all, after the beginning of the dominated, and the subsequent concentration of functions at the head of the emperor.

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