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Dictionaries Make Strange Bedfellows


Mary Whisner


University of Washington - School of Law

February 16, 2002

LANGUAGE AND THE LAW: PROCEEDINGS OF A CONFERENCE, Dec. 6-8, 2001, Marlyn Robinson, ed., pp. 93-108, William S. Hein & Co., 2003

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Bouvier's Law Dictionary was very popular among U.S. lawyers for a century, from the publication of its first edition in 1839. It is useful today for historical researchers. And it is very highly regarded by a particular sort of legal researcher - tax protesters, Patriots, Freemen, and their ideological kin. This essay offers biographical information about John Bouvier and discusses its current use.

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Keywords: Bouvier, legal dictionaries, tax protesters, Freemen, Patriots

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Date posted: February 20, 2009 ; Last revised: August 1, 2011

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Whisner, Mary, Dictionaries Make Strange Bedfellows (February 16, 2002). LANGUAGE AND THE LAW: PROCEEDINGS OF A CONFERENCE, Dec. 6-8, 2001, Marlyn Robinson, ed., pp. 93-108, William S. Hein & Co., 2003. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1344744

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