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NEW LAW DICTIONARY, INTENDED FOR GENERAL USE, AS WELL AS FOR GENTLEMEN OF THE PROFESSION, AND CONTINUED TO THE PRESENT TIME

Burn, Richard


Item #: 10157

Pages: 2v.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2004.

Subjects: DICTIONARIES

Intended to be a practical tool, Burn eliminated severalFrench definitions found in earlier dictionaries that weremade obsolete by George II's 1733 decree that writs andpleadings were to be given in English. The elimination ofthese entries seems to have cleared space for other materialand longer entries. Indeed, Burn's articles on suchsubjects as judgment, jury, purchase and will are broader,more detailed and better organized than they are in earlierdictionaries of this kind. It is unclear whether Burnintended to publish this book; it was edited, expanded andpublished posthumously by his son, John Burn (1744?-1802).Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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