law French


law French
A corrupt French dialect used by English lawyers from after the Norman Conquest in 1066 until slightly after the end of the Restoration period in 1688.

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


law French
A corrupt French dialect used by English lawyers from after the Norman Conquest in 1066 until slightly after the end of the Restoration period in 1688.

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

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  • Law French — is an archaic language originally based on Old Norman and Anglo Norman, but increasingly influenced by Parisian French and, later, English. It was used in the law courts of England, beginning with the Norman Conquest by William the Conqueror. Its …   Wikipedia

  • Law French — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • law French — n. NORMAN FRENCH (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • law french — noun Usage: capitalized F : the form of Anglo French used in England in judicial proceedings, pleadings, and lawbooks from medieval times to the 17th century * * * Anglo French as used in legal proceedings and lawbooks in England from the Norman… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Law French — El Kelham s Dictionary of the Norman or Old French Language (1779) proporciona traducciones al inglés del Francés Legal a partir de actas parlamentarias y jurídicas El law french o francés legal es un lenguaje arcaico basado en el normando… …   Wikipedia Español

  • law French — The Norman French language, introduced into England by William the Conqueror. For several centuries, it was, in an emphatic sense, the language of the English law. It is called by Blackstone a barbarous dialect, and the later specimens of it… …   Black's law dictionary

  • law French — The Norman French language, introduced into England by William the Conqueror. For several centuries, it was, in an emphatic sense, the language of the English law. It is called by Blackstone a barbarous dialect, and the later specimens of it… …   Black's law dictionary

  • law French — The Norman French which was brought into use in all court proceedings at the time of the Norman Conquest. Many of its terms survive in modern law …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • law French — Anglo French as used in legal proceedings and lawbooks in England from the Norman Conquest to the 17th century, some terms of which are still in use. [1635 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • Law French — noun The body of now archaic legal terms used in the United Kingdom descended from the Anglo Norman dialect of Old French …   Wiktionary


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