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Aboriginal Law

Aboriginal Law   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
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1,100 words
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Prior to British colonization of Australia in 1788, the continent had been inhabited by natives known as Aboriginal Australians

Absolutism

Absolutism   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
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2,137 words
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In western European history, during the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, absolutism was the prevailing form of monarchy. The princely

Academics

Academics   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
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5,886 words
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The formal teaching of law in the United States has passed from individual attorneys acting as masters to their apprentices,

acid

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A Dictionary of Forensic Science

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2013
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Science and technology, Law
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107 words
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1. Arrhenius definition: A compound that dissociates in water to produce H+ which forms H3O+ and the conjugate base A...

acid salt

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A Dictionary of Forensic Science

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2013
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Science and technology, Law
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158 words
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1. A salt (combination of an *anion and *cation) that forms from a partially deprotonated, multi-protic acid. For example, the diprotic acid H...

Administrative Agencies

Administrative Agencies   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
6,524 words
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In even the most rudimentary governmental structure, executive power—the power to implement a law enacted by the legislature—cannot be exercised

Administrative law

Administrative law   Reference library

Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
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223 words
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One of the eleven core subjects a law student must pass to qualify as a candidate for admission to practise

Advocate

Advocate   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
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4,239 words
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[This entry contains two subentries, on advocates in ancient Athens and in medieval and post- medieval Roman law. See

Afghanistan, Islamic Law in

Afghanistan, Islamic Law in   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
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3,861 words
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Much of Shariʿa has, in the course of time, been integrated into the social, govermental, and cultural fabric of Afghanistan.

African Law, Sub-Saharan

African Law, Sub-Saharan   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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2009
Subject:
Law, History
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36,117 words
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[This entry contains three subentries on sub-saharan African law in the precolonial period, in the colonial period, and after

Agricultural Contracts and Sharecropping in Islamic Law

Agricultural Contracts and Sharecropping in Islamic Law   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
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1,211 words
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Agricultural contracts in Islamic law can be best viewed on the basis of the idea that a number of elements

Aickin, Keith Arthur

Aickin, Keith Arthur (born 1 February 1916)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

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2007
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Law
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1,749 words
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(born 1 February 1916; died 18 June 1982; Justice 1976–82)

was a Justice cast in the

Albizu Campos, Pedro

Albizu Campos, Pedro (1893–1965)   Reference library

Luis Galanes

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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2015
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Social sciences, Politics, Law
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741 words
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Pedro Albizu Campos is beyond doubt the most important Puerto Rican nationalist leader and freedom fighter of the twentieth century.

Alcohol and Drugs

Alcohol and Drugs   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
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7,332 words
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[This entry contains three subentries, on alcohol and drugs in Chinese law, in Islamic law, and in United States

amphetamine

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A Dictionary of Forensic Science

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2013
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Science and technology, Law
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82 words
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A central and peripheral nervous system stimulant that produces elevated heart rate and blood pressure and, at higher doses, effects such as hallucinations, convulsions, prickling of the ... More
anabolic steroids

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A Dictionary of Forensic Science

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2013
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Science and technology, Law
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78 words
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A class of synthetic steroids related to the male sex hormone *testosterone. These compounds have androgenic properties that promote the development of secondary male characteristics such ... More
Ancient Greek Law

Ancient Greek Law   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
28,725 words
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[This entry contains six subentries, an overview and historical survey and discussion of sources, origins, the archaic period, Hellenistic

Ancient Near Eastern Law

Ancient Near Eastern Law   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
8,416 words
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The ancient Near East is what historians call the area now known as the Middle East before its conquest by

angle of impact

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A Dictionary of Forensic Science

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2013
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Science and technology, Law
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90 words
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1. In blood spatter, the angle of impact is formed by the trajectory of blood when it strikes a surface. As shown in the figure, a drop of blood striking at a 90° angle will ... More
Anglo-Saxon Law

Anglo-Saxon Law   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
6,603 words
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The law of the various Germanic peoples who conquered much of Britain in the fifth and sixth centuries laid the

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