Law Latin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Law Latin See under Latin.
    • Law Latin that kind of late, or low, Latin, used in statutes and legal instruments; -- often barbarous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Law Latin Latin as used in law and legal documents, being a mixture of Latin with Old French and Latinised English words
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. lawe—A.S. lagu, from licgan, to lie; Ice. lōg.

Usage

In literature:

Coll., Oxf., and began the study of law, but soon relinquished it, and devoting himself to scholarship, became Prof. of Latin at Oxf.
"A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature" by John W. Cousin
I have seen a Latin translation of the Swedish laws, which I should be glad to see again if possible.
"The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius" by Jean Lévesque de Burigny
What is the law of Latin accent?
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
The course of the common law is a phrase defined for more than two hundred years, in Latin, in English, and in Norman French.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
A word in Law-Latin signifying a yacht.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Them's the men to ketch; them's the men that set the poor men to vi'latin' the law.
"A Young Man in a Hurry" by Robert W. Chambers
He taught Latin and Greek after leaving college, studied law, worked into politics, and went to the front upon the call for troops.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
Like the new theology and the new science of law, the new monasticism was also rooted in Latin soil.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Latin was still the language of the law-courts and of a large part of general literature.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
And truly, if a little Latin suffice for a priest, a little wit goes very far in a law court.
"Nuts and Nutcrackers" by Charles James Lever
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In news:

Defamation laws have been used more in the Caribbean and Latin America than other parts of the world.
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Uruguay's Senate approved a bill on Wednesday that allows women to have abortions during the first trimester of pregnancy for any reason, opening the way for one of the most sweeping abortion rights laws in Latin America.
QUOD ERAT DEMONSTRANDUM, LATIN is the lifeblood of the law (and what allows otherwise doltish lawyers to sound learned in a courtroom).
Costa Rica is poised to become the first Latin American country to ban hunting as a sport, after Congress on Tuesday provisionally approved reforms to its Wildlife Conservation Law.
Some of the topics will include: Benefits in exporting to Latin America, Steps in creating an Export plan, Preparing products/services for International Trade, International Marketing and Distribution, Trade laws and Licensing.
News 3 looked into how law enforcement is going after local gangs , including the Latin Kings.
News 3 looked into how law enforcement is going after local gangs, including the Latin Kings.
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