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Poursuivant

English Law: Poursuivant in the Past

A follower, a pursuer. In the ancient English law, it signified an officer who attended upon the king in his wars, at the council table, exchequer, in his court, &e., to be sent as a messenger. A poursuivant was, therefore, a messenger of the king. [1]

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

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  • Article Name: Poursuivant
  • Author: Lacey Burns
  • Description: English Law: Poursuivant in the Past A follower, a pursuer. In the ancient English law, it signified an officer who [...]

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