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Meaning of Hanaper

The following is an old definition of Hanaper [1]: A bag or basket, kept in offices of the court of chancery to receive dues paid for the seals of charters, patents, commissions, and writs; then, the exchequer of chancery. Writs issuing out of the ordinaiy court of chancery (relating to the business of the subject) and the returns thereto were, according to the simplicity of ancient times, originally kept in hanaperio; and others (relating to affairs of the crown) were preserved in a little sack or bag; and thence has arisen the distinction of ” hanaper office ” and ‘” petty-bag office,” both of which belong to the common-law court in chancery. See Petit, Petty Bag,


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  1. Concept of Hanaper provided by the Anderson Dictionary of Law (1889) (Dictionary of Law consisting of Judicial Definitions and Explanations of Words, Phrases and Maxims and an Exposition of the Principles of Law: Comprising a Dictionary and Compendium of American and English Jurisprudence; William C. Anderson; T. H. Flood and Company, Law Publishers, Chicago, United States)

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  • Article Name: Hanaper
  • Author: J. G. Collier
  • Description: Meaning of Hanaper The following is an old definition of Hanaper [1]: A bag or basket, kept in offices of the court of [...]

This entry was last updated: March 5, 2017


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