Rapalje, Stewart and Robert L. Lawrence. A Dictionary of American and English Law, with Definitions of the Technical Terms of the Canon and Civil Laws. Jersey City, N. J.: Frederick D. Linn & Co., 1883.
This work was composed as a "dictionary of the law" for the practicing lawyer. It defines and explains terminology from common, civil, and canon law. It also lists the Latin maxims utilized by each of those three legal systems, then provides English translations and illustrations of use. Finally, it serves as a guide for common words and phrases that the judiciary has construed to mean something other than their vernacular uses.
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