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

50 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2013 Last revised: 10 Jan 2013

Peter Tiersma

Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)

Date Written: January 5, 2013

Abstract

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.

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

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

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2196968 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2196968

Peter M. Tiersma (Contact Author)

Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)

United States

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