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Roots of the Law: The Origins of Legal Concepts, Institutions, and Language


Peter Tiersma


Loyola Law School Los Angeles

January 5, 2013

Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2013-02

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This is the first part of a planned encyclopedic dictionary of the history of the language of law, as well as legal concepts and institutions. It contains entries beginning with the letter A, including abandon, abate, accomplice, accuse, acquit, admiralty, adultery, aiding and abetting, alimony, Anglo-Saxon law, animal, arraign, arson, assault, attorney, and many others.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 50

Keywords: language, history, legal institutions, legal concepts, origins, etymology

JEL Classification: K00, K1, K11, K12, K13, K14, K15

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Date posted: January 6, 2013 ; Last revised: January 10, 2013

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Tiersma, Peter, Roots of the Law: The Origins of Legal Concepts, Institutions, and Language (January 5, 2013). Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2013-02. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2196968 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2196968

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