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Writer To The Signet

Concept of Writer to the Signet

Traditional meaning of writer to the signet [1] in scots law: Anciently, clerks in the office of the Scotch Secretary of State, who prepared writs passing the King’s signet, and various other processes; they are also attorneys or solicitors, and privileged to conduct causes in the Court of Session.


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  1. Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, “Writer to the Signet”, 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 Writer to the Signet.

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  • Article Name: Writer To The Signet
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  • Description: Concept of Writer to the Signet Traditional meaning of writer to the signet [1] in scots law: Anciently, clerks in the [...]

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