Dictionaries Make Strange Bedfellows
LANGUAGE AND THE LAW: PROCEEDINGS OF A CONFERENCE, Dec. 6-8, 2001, Marlyn Robinson, ed., pp. 93-108, William S. Hein & Co., 2003
17 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2009 Last revised: 1 Aug 2011
Date Written: February 16, 2002
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.
Keywords: Bouvier, legal dictionaries, tax protesters, Freemen, Patriots
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