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1 John Bouvier, A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union (12th ed., rev. and enl.) 1 (1868)

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[STAN-DARD LAW BOOKS.]


                  Revised and Greatly Enlarged Edition.


              JUDGE BOUVIER'S


         LAW          DICTIONARY,
                           ADAPTED TO THE

              CONSTITUTION AND LAWS

                              OF THE

 UJNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
                            AND OF THE



       WITH REFERENCES TO THE CIVIL AND OTHER SYSTEMS OF FOREIGN LAW.

                Twelfth Edition, Revised and Greatly Enlarged.

              Two Volumes Royal Octavo. Price $12.


           PUBLISHER'S PREFACE.

  IT has been the aim of the publisher of the present edition of the Law Dic-
tionary to vary in nothing from the general plan of Judge Bouvier, and to
make only such modifications and additions in his work as the changing
conditions of the law seemed to require. The period since the death of the
able author has been so fruitful, however, both in legislative enactments and
judicial decisions, that numerous alterations and additions have been rendered
necessary, resulting in an aggregate increase of matter to the extent of more
than fifty per cent. This new matter has been prepared by gentlemen of
recognized eminence at the bar or on the bench, and peculiarly well acquainted
with the special topics upon which they have treated. The general editorial
supervision has been performed in a very thorough and efficient manner by
DANIEL A. GLEASON, Esq. The more useful part of Kelham's Dictionary,
which in former editions was printed as a supplement, has been now incorpo-
rated in the body of the work. Careful attention has been given to the citation
of authorities, and they have been brought down to the date of the preparation
of the respective articles. By making use of a more condensed form of arrange-
ment and of a somewhat smaller-sized type than were employed in the old

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