Meaning of Justinian in English:


Pronunciation /dʒʌˈstɪnɪən/

proper noun

  • (c.483–565), Byzantine emperor 527–65; Latin name Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Justinianus. Through his general Belisarius he regained North Africa and Spain. He codified Roman law (529) and carried out a building programme throughout the Empire, of which St Sophia at Constantinople (532) was a part.