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Privy

Concept of Privy

Traditional meaning of privy [1] in the English common law history: Privy council: the English royal council, the judicial committee of which acts, or formerly acted, in lunacy, ecclesiastical, and admiralty cases as a court of last appeal; and has power of inquiring into offences against the government; COURT, 6, 14. Privy seal: in England, grants and letters pass first under the privy signet, kept by a secretary of state; 2nd Book (“The Rights of Things”), Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England 347; then under the privy seal, kept by the Lord Privy Seal, usually a baron and member of the Cabinet; and then, if necessary, under the Great Seal. Privy verdict: one formerly given to the judge out of court, when the jury had agreed after adjournment.

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

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  • PRIVITY
  • Privy council
  • COURT


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  • Article Name: Privy
  • Author: Shelby Perry
  • Description: Concept of Privy Traditional meaning of privy [1] in the English common law history: Privy council: the English royal [...]

This entry was last updated: September 26, 2020

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