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Paramount

Concept of Paramount

Traditional meaning of paramount [1] in the English common law history: Above; over all. The lord paramount: the chief lord, of whom the mesne lords held; see 2nd Book (“The Rights of Things”), Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England 90.

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  1. Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, “Paramount”, 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 Paramount.

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  • Article Name: Paramount
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  • Description: Concept of Paramount Traditional meaning of paramount [1] in the English common law history: Above; over all. The lord [...]

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