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Aevised, corrected, and enlarged to the present Time.
PRINTED FOR WALKER AND EDWARDS; SHERWOOD, NEELY,
BARON ELLENBOROUGH, OF ELLENBOROUGH, IN THE COUNTY OF
MY LORD, I have presumed to dedicate this trifling Work to your Lordship, as most competent to judge of its public utility. The design of reducing the Law Dictionary into one small volume, will, I trust, merit the approbation of every professional man, and ( should it be honoured with your Lordship’s patronage) obtain that share of public ur which would ever constitute the pride and ambition of
Most obedient humble Servant.
IN preparing the present edition for the press, the whole work has undergone a severe revision : Various Terms of English Law, which have now become obsolete, have been omitted; and their place has been supplied by very numerous Teferences to legal authorities.
The different acts of parliament, passed since the last edition have also been incorporated; those which received the royal sanction, during, and subsequent to, the progress of this work through the press, are introduced in an Appendix; in which such further additions and corrections have been made as were rendered necessary, in consequence of the enacting of those statutes. Some of the more important articles, as BANKRUPTS, POOR, STAMPS, TAXES, &c. &c. are entirely re-composed : the Editor therefore commits his improved work to the acceptance of a liberal Public, in full confidence that it will not mislead. And, as he has selected this volume from writers of acknowledged authority, and has devoted it to the use of the COUNTRY GENTLEMAN,
the MERCHANT, and PROFESSIONAL MAN-he trusts it will con. tinue to be found not unworthy of a place either in the LIBRARY, the COUNTING-HOUSE, or OFFICE.
Dior. Bu, 1815.