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    Mecelle

    The civil code in force in the Ottoman Empire from 1869 onward. The Mecelle-i Ahkam-i Adliye covers contracts, torts, and some principles of civil procedure. Derived from Hanafi jurisprudence, it represents the first attempt by any Islamic state to codify part of shariah.

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