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Owling

English Law: Owling in the Past

The offence of transporting wool or sheep out of the king-dom.

Developments

The name is said to owe its origin to the fact that this offence was carried on in the night, when the owl was abroad. [1]

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Notes and References

  1. Partialy, this information about owling is based on the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, 1848 edition. There is a list of terms of the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, including owling.

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Concept of Owling

Traditional meaning of owling [1] in the English common law history: The offence of transporting wool or sheep out of the kingdom; see 4th Book (“Of Public Wrongs”), Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England 154.

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Notes and References

  1. Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, “Owling”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. This term and/or definition may be absolete. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary, based on a glossary of terms, included Owling.

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  • Description: English Law: Owling in the Past The offence of transporting wool or sheep out of the king-dom. Developments The name is [...]

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