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Additionally, before the edict, one of the main ways to acquire Roman citizenship was to enlist in the [[Roman Army]], the completion of service in which would give the citizenship to the discharged soldier. The edict may have made enlistment in the army less attractive to most, hence the recruiting difficulties of the Roman army by the end of the 3rd century{{Citation needed|date=November 2009}}.
In the analysis of more recent scholars, the Constitutio Antoniniana marks a major milestone in the provinicalisation of Roman law, meaning that the gap between private law in the provinces in private law in Italy narrowed. This is because, in granting citizenship to all men in the provinces, much private law had to be re-written to conform with the law that applied to Roman citizens in Rome. To these scholars, it therefore also marks the beginning of a process by which imperial constitutions became the primary source of Roman law.<ref>{{cite book|author1=Caroline Humfress|authorlink1=Laws' Empire: Roman Universalism and Legal Practice|editor1-last=du Plessis|editor1-first=Paul|date=2013|publisher=Edinburgh University Press|location=Edinburgh|isbn=9780748668175|page=87|language=English}}</ref>
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