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The language of the law

Author: David Mellinkoff
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 1963.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mellinkoff, David.
Language of the law.
Boston, Little, Brown, 1963
(OCoLC)643515968
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Mellinkoff
ISBN: 0316566276 9780316566278
OCLC Number: 497174
Description: xiv, 526 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What is the language of the law? --
An expanded definition of the language of the law --
Characteristics of the language of the law --
Mannerisms of the language of the law --
History of the language of the law --
Scope of the history --
Before the Normans --
The Norman conquest --
The law and Latin --
Some characteristics of the Middle English period --
The rise and fall of law French --
Three centuries of modern English --
Law language in America --
Using the language of the law --
Reasons given and real --
More precise --
Shorter --
More intelligible --
More durable.
Responsibility: David Melinkoff.

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