Salique or Salic law is a code of laws was the major body of Frankish law governing the Franks of Frankia during the Old Frankish Period, during the early Middle Ages. It is a direct ancestor of the systems of law in many parts of Europe today.
The original edition of the code was commissioned by the first king of all the Franks, Clovis (c. 466–511). Clovis originally ruled only the Salian Franks, before his unification of Frankia. Salic law precluded females from inheritance. Only a male relative, however distant he might be, can inherit the throne or fief. Similarly, the inheritance of land is exclusive to the male sex.