50 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2013 Last revised: 10 Jan 2013
Date Written: January 5, 2013
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: 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