Paleae a name for the 150 decretals and council ordinances added to Gratian's Decretum. They are inserted in the Corpus Juris, but have attained to no legal authority. The name Palece is either a corruption of nraXatoi, i.e. obsolete, or is from the name Paucapalea, a pupil of Gratian, and their first collector. See Bickell, Disquisitio hist. critic. de paleis (Marburg, 1827); Philipps, Kirchenrecht, 4:160.

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