danelage


danelage
A system of law introduced into England as a result of its invasion and conquest by the Danes during the eighth and ninth centuries, which occurred primarily in some of the midland counties and on the eastern coast.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


danelage
A system of law introduced into England as a result of its invasion and conquest by the Danes during the eighth and ninth centuries, which occurred primarily in some of the midland counties and on the eastern coast.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • danelage — /deynley, deynlo/ A system of laws, introduced by the Danes on their invasion and conquest of England, which was principally maintained in some of the midland counties, and also on the eastern coast. 1 Bl.Comm. 65; 4 Bl.Comm. 411 …   Black's law dictionary

  • danelage — /deynley, deynlo/ A system of laws, introduced by the Danes on their invasion and conquest of England, which was principally maintained in some of the midland counties, and also on the eastern coast. 1 Bl.Comm. 65; 4 Bl.Comm. 411 …   Black's law dictionary

  • danelage — Also written Dane lage. The Danish law which was one of the three principal systems of laws at the beginning of the eleventh century. It was principally maintained in certain of the midland counties of England and also on the eastern coast, the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Danelaw — /dayn law /, n. 1. the body of laws in force in the northeast of England where the Danes settled in the 9th century A.D. 2. the part of England under this law. Also, Danelage /dayn lah geuh, dah neuh lah geuh/, Danelagh /dayn law /. [bef. 1050;… …   Universalium

  • lage — /ley/16/ Laws in early Saxon times; e.g., Danelage, Mercen lage, and West Saxon Lage (see those titles) …   Black's law dictionary

  • lage — /ley/16/ Laws in early Saxon times; e.g., Danelage, Mercen lage, and West Saxon Lage (see those titles) …   Black's law dictionary

  • danelaw — Same as danelage …   Ballentine's law dictionary