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  • Ecclesiastical Law

    Definition of Ecclesiastical Law In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Ecclesiastical Law : (canon law, ecclesiastical law) Church law, such as the Roman Catholic Code of Canon Law and, in England, the law of the Church of England. Unless subsequently […]

  • Alexander Henderson

    Alexander Henderson (1583-1646), Scottish ecclesiastic, was born in 1583 at Criech, Fifeshire. He graduated at the university of St Andrews in 1603, and in 1610 was appointed professor of rhetoric and philosophy and questor of the faculty of arts. Shortly after this he was presented to the […]

  • Oxford Dictionary of Law

    Jonathan Law and Elizabeth A. Martin Latest Edition (8 ed.) It was cited, among others, by: The Culture of Equity in Early Modern England (M Fortier, 2013) Predicting financial distress using corporate efficiency and corporate governance measures (L Zhiyong, 2014) Law: a very […]

  • List of Treaties in Force concluded by the EU and the UK by Date

    List of Treaties in Force concluded by the European Union and the United Kingdom, by Date of Signature This list comprises an inventory, by date of signature, of multilateral and bilateral international agreements, in which the United Kingdom is a contracting party, concluded by the European […]

  • Church of England

    Definition of Church of England In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Church of England : The established Church in England, of which the sovereign is the supreme head. Structurally, the Church consists of the two provinces of Canterbury and York, which […]

  • Prohibition

    Introduction to Prohibition Prohibition, legal ban on the manufacture and sale of intoxicating drink; by extension, the term also denotes those periods in history when such bans have been in force, as well as the political and social movements advocating them. Such movements (also called […]

  • Barrister

    Definition of Barrister A lawyer who is entitled to represent clients in all of the courts. In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Barrister : A legal practitioner admitted to plead at the Bar. A barrister must be a member of one of the four Inns of […]

  • Age of Glanvill

    The Age of Glanvill In the Legal History The work of Henry II The reign of Henry II is of supreme importance in the history of our law, and its importance is due to the action of the central power, to reforms ordained by the king.1 Still it was rather as an organizer and governor…

  • Bahamas Parliament

    Bahamas Parliament Discovered by Columbus in 1492, the Bahamas were already regarded as British less than a hundred years later. They were included in Royal Grants in 1629, to the ‘Eleutherian Adventurers’–a company formed in London to colonize the islands–in 1647, and again in 1670 when Charles II vested the Bahamas in 6 Lords Proprietors.…

  • Bahamas Parliament

    Bahamas Parliament Discovered by Columbus in 1492, the Bahamas were already regarded as British less than a hundred years later. They were included in Royal Grants in 1629, to the ‘Eleutherian Adventurers’–a company formed in London to colonize the islands–in 1647, and again in 1670 when Charles II vested the Bahamas in 6 Lords Proprietors.…

  • Edward Ii Proclamations

    This issue under the Ruling of King Edward II of England Royal Charters and Writs of Proclamation Edward II Proclamations and Medieval Law Edward II Proclamations and Legal History Legal Materials (Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Barrington, Boyd C., ed. The […]

  • Workhouse

    The Workhouse and the 1834 Report In this issue about the workhouse, the book English Poor Law Policy [1] reads as follows: With regard to the workhouse, the whole emphasis of the Report is upon classification of the inmates according to their needs; and classification, not in separate parts […]

  • Local Government Board

    Local Government Board History Set up in 1871 it took over responsibility for all aspects of local government from various ministries and the Poor Law Board. Succeeded by the Ministry of Health in 1919. In this issue about local government board, the book English Poor Law Policy [1] reads as […]

  • Aged

    The Aged and Infirm and the Poor Law Commissioners In this issue about the aged and infirm, the book English Poor Law Policy [1] reads as follows: As with the sick, so with the aged and infirm, neither the Report nor the Act of 1834 had suggested any change in the current policy of outdoor…

  • Jury

    Jury Meaning Jury in Scottish Law The group of men and women who listen to the evidence and make decisions about the facts in a case. In criminal cases, there are 15 jurors, with 12 in civil cases. Definition of Jury Qualifications To be eligible for jury service there are certain […]