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NOMO-LEXIKON: A LAW DICTIONARY INTERPRETING SUCH DIFFICULT AND OBSCURE WORDS AND TERMS, AS ARE FOUND EITHER IN OUR COMMON OR STATUTE, ANCIENT OR MODERN, LAWS.

Blount, Thomas


Item #: 10375
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2004.

Subjects: DICTIONARIES

Reprint of the first edition. Blount was a member of theInner Temple. Prohibited to practice at the Bar because hewas a Catholic, Blount turned to legal scholarship andlexicography. Blount aimed to correct the defects he foundin Cowell's Interpreter (1607) and Rastell's Termes de laLey (1523). In his preface, he observed that Cowell "issometimes too prolix in the derivation of a Word, settingdown several Authors Opinions, without categoricallydetermining which is the true"; Rastell "wrote so longhence that his very Language and manner of expression wasalmost antiquated." He hoped that by correcting these flawshe could create a dictionary useful to everyone in theprofession from "the Coif to the puny-Clerk." The Nomo-Lexikon is clearer and more detailed... Reprinted by LawbookExchange, Ltd. Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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