A Popular Law-Dictionary, Familiarly Explaining the Terms and Nature of English Law: Adapted to the Comprehension of Persons Not Educated for the Legal Profession, and Affording Information Peculiarly Useful to Magistrates, Merchants, Parochial Officers,

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An attempt has now been made to supply to the Public a familiar exposition of the Law without leading the reader into disquisitions foreign to the purposes of ordinary inquiry, or em harrassing him with technical phraseology.

The subject of English Law and Government is so varied and extended, that the scope of this work has been necessarily confined to those matters and incidents forming the ordinary and daily subjects of discourse, use, and application. But, so far as the limits of such a work permit, attention has been given to explain many matters which, from their nature, have been hitherto deemed exclusively fit for professional con sideration; care has also been taken to familiarise the Public on some few matters involving legal antiquities.

To condense matter of almost indefinite extension, and which is continually accumulating, has been a difficult, and perhaps a hazardous, attempt. The Author, however, confidently trusts, the whole work having undergone a careful and able revision by an eminent Barrister, and occasionally by another connected with a similar work, whom the author would be proud to name if permitted, and the late alterations and improvements in the Law, including those of last Session, being noticed, that it will prove no unsatisfactory offering to the Publi.

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