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DICTIONNAIRE DE DROIT ET DE PRATIQUE, CONTENANT L'EXPLICATION DES TERMES DE DROIT, D'ORDONNANCES, DE COUTUMES, & DE PRATIQUE.


Item #: 62547
Published: Toulouse; Rayet; Reprinted in 2007.

Subjects: DICTIONARIES, FRENCH LAW

First published in 1734, this was the most important Frenchlaw dictionary of the 18th century. An encyclopedic work,most of its definitions are remarkably long and detailed.Many entries are divided into complex sub-categories,several include the etymology of legal terms and trace thehistory of laws and customs. This dictionary reflects theoptimistic spirit of progressive reform that reachedfruition in the French Revolution. In his definition 'Juge'for example, he criticizes the vast power given toecclesiastical judges and courts in the past and expressesthanks that they do not enjoy these powers any longer (Vol.II 71).Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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