Coutume de Paris

Coutume de Paris, the customary law of the Prévoté et Vicomté de Paris (written 1510; revised 1580), was a code of law first introduced to what is now Canada by the COMPAGNIE DES CENT-ASSOCIÉS in 1627. In 1664, under the royal Act creating the COMPAGNIE DES INDES OCCIDENTALES, it officially became NEW FRANCE's only legal code. See also CIVIL CODE.