Code Civil

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Code Civil:

see Code NapoléonCode Napoléon
or Code Civil
, first modern legal code of France, promulgated by Napoleon I in 1804. The work of J. J. Cambacérès and a commission of four appointed by Napoleon I in 1800 was important in making the final draft.
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C'est face a l'eventualite de telles disparitions que le legislateur quebecois, loin d'abandonner l'institution de l'absence au moment de la reforme du Code civil, a plutot decide de la simplifier et de la moderniser, l'adaptant ainsi aux realites contemporaines.
the then new French Code civil.' [Then], this view was challenged
Eventually these early codifications were superseded by the Code Civil of 1804.
For example, in 1804 Napoleon enacted the France's Code Civil. Since corruption in the legal system contributed to the French revolution, Napoleon demanded the Code be written in simple language and be made accessible to all persons to whom it applied.
At first (1790), French law declared that intestacy proceedings would divide inheritances equally among the children, but eventually (Code Civil, 1804) all inheritances were to be divided equally among the children, a rule that continues to govern France to this day.