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assumpsit

assumpsit  

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(Latin, he has undertaken: from assumere, to undertake or assume)An early general contractual remedy in response to a claim brought in one of the available forms of action at common law (see common ...
CIVIL COURTS

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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2011
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Religion
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Jewish law contains a prohibition against recourse to non-Jewish courts of justice. The prohibition originally derived from the fear of being inveigled into a recognition of idolatry (... ... More
civilian courts

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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2009
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735 words

From the middle of the twelfth century, the earliest time at which it becomes realistic to speak of the common

court

court  

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N.1 A body established by law for the administration of justice by judges or magistrates.2 A hall or building in which a court is held.3 a. The residence of a sovereign. b. The sovereign and her (or ...
Frederick Pollock

Frederick Pollock  

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Frederick Pollock (1845–1937) was one of the few English jurists that judges and barristers embraced as one of their own; though, considering that he was the poorest of conversationalists, it ...
law reform movements

law reform movements  

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The history of the common law has seen two different kinds of law reform movements. The first approach is associated with the early seventeenth‐century Lord Chancellor, Sir Francis Bacon. Writing ...
Queen Caroline

Queen Caroline  

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Caroline of Brunswick (1768–1821) was the estranged wife of George IV. She is best known for the failed divorce proceedings brought against her in 1820. Caroline married the Prince of ...

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