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A History of the University in Europe is a four-volume book series on the history and development of the European university from the medieval origins of the institution until the present day.
An academic degree is the state of recognized completion of studies at a school or university.
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Administrative law is the body of law that governs the activities of administrative agencies of government.
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An administrative law judge (ALJ) in the United States is a judge and trier of fact who both presides over trials and adjudicates the claims or disputes (in other words, ALJ-controlled proceedings are bench trials) involving administrative law.
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An admission to practice law is acquired when a lawyer receives a license to practice law.
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An advance payment, or simply an advance, is the part of a contractually due sum that is paid or received in advance for goods or services, while the balance included in the invoice will only follow the delivery.
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The adversarial system or adversary system is a legal system used in the common law countries where two advocates represent their parties' positions before an impartial person or group of people, usually a jury or judge, who attempt to determine the truth of the case.
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An advocate is a type of professional person in several different legal systems and it is also a commonly used honorific for remarkable lawyers, such as in "Adv. Sir Alberico Gentili".
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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – circa 1914) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist.
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Ambulance chasing, sometimes known as barratry, refers to a lawyer soliciting for clients at a disaster site.
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The American Bar Association (ABA), founded August 21, 1878, is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States.
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The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, created by the American Bar Association (ABA), are a set of rules that prescribe baseline standards of legal ethics and professional responsibility for lawyers in the United States.
Analytical skill is the ability to visualize, articulate, conceptualize or solve both complex and uncomplicated problems by making decisions that are sensible given the available information.
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Ancient Rome was an Italic civilization that began on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 8th century BC.
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Andrews v Law Society of British Columbia, 1 SCR 143 is the first Supreme Court of Canada case to deal with section 15 (equality rights) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
An arbitral tribunal (or arbitration tribunal) is a panel of one or more adjudicators which is convened and sits to resolve a dispute by way of arbitration.
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Athens (Αθήνα, Athína,; Ἀθῆναι, Athēnai) is the capital and largest city of Greece.
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Attorney at law or attorney-at-law, usually abbreviated in everyday speech to attorney, is the official name for a lawyer in certain jurisdictions, including Japan, South Africa (for certain lawyers), Sri Lanka, and the United States.
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An attorney at law (or attorney-at-law) in the United States is a practitioner in a court of law who is legally qualified to prosecute and defend actions in such court on the retainer of clients.
Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF), also known as Advocaten Zonder Grenzen, is an international NGO, active in the human rights and development sector.
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The Bachelor of Laws (LL.B. or B.L) (Legum Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate degree in law (or a first professional degree in law, depending on jurisdiction) originating in England and offered in most common law jurisdictions.
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A bar association is a professional body of lawyers.
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A bar council (Comhairle an Bharra) or bar association, in a common law jurisdiction with a legal profession split between solicitors and barristers or advocates, is a professional body that regulates the profession of barristers.
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A bar examination is a test intended to determine whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction.
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The Bar Professional Training Course or BPTC (previously known as Bar Vocational Course, or BVC) is a postgraduate course which allows graduates to be named and practise as barristers in England and Wales.
A barrister (also known as barrister-at-law or Bar-at-law) is a type of lawyer in common law jurisdictions with a split legal profession.
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Barter is a system of exchange where goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money.
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Sir Basil Henry Blackwell (29 May 18899 April 1984) was born in Oxford, England.
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Belgium (België; Belgique; Belgien), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe.
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Belmont is an affluent city in San Mateo County in the U.S. state of California.
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Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California, United States.
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Black's Law Dictionary is the most widely used law dictionary in the United States.
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Professor Bryan Horrigan is an Australian legal academic.
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A business, also known as an enterprise or a firm, is an organization involved in the of goods, services, or both to consumers.
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The Byzantine Empire, or Eastern Roman Empire, was the predominantly Greek-speaking continuation of the eastern part of the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.
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The call to the bar is a legal term of art in most common law jurisdictions where persons must be qualified to be allowed to argue in court on behalf of another party, and are then said to have been "called to the bar" or to have received a "call to the bar".
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Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Boston metropolitan area, situated directly north of the city of Boston proper, across the Charles River.
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Canon law is the body of laws and regulations made by ecclesiastical authority (Church leadership), for the government of a Christian organization or church and its members.
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The Republic and Canton of Geneva (République et Canton de Genève; Rèpublica et Canton de Geneva; Republik und Kanton Genf; Repubblica e Canton Ginevra; Republica e Chantun Genevra) is the French-speaking westernmost canton or state of Switzerland, surrounded on almost all sides by France.
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The casebook method, similar to but not exactly the same as the case method, is the primary method of teaching law in law schools in the United States.
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The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is, the largest Christian church, with more than 1.25 billion members worldwide.
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A cause lawyer, also known as a public interest lawyer or social lawyer, is a lawyer dedicated to the usage of law for the promotion of social change.
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The Charleston Daily Mail was a Pulitzer Prize–winning newspaper in Charleston, West Virginia.
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Civil law, civilian law or Roman law is a legal system originating in Europe, intellectualized within the framework of late Roman law, and whose most prevalent feature is that its core principles are codified into a referable system which serves as the primary source of law.
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Civil-law notaries, or Latin notaries, are lawyers of noncontentious private civil law who draft, take, and record legal instruments for private parties, provide legal advice and give attendance in person, and are vested as public officers with the authentication power of the State.
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Claudius (Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus; 1 August 10 BC – 13 October 54 AD) was Roman emperor from 41 to 54.
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Common law (also known as case law or precedent) is law developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals that decide individual cases, as opposed to statutes adopted through the legislative process or regulations issued by the executive branch.
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A conflict of interest (COI) is a situation in which a person or organization is involved in multiple interests, financial interest, or otherwise, one of which could possibly corrupt the motivation of the individual or organization.
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Consideration is the concept of legal value in connection with contracts.
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A contingent fee (in the United States) or conditional fee (in England and Wales) is any fee for services provided where the fee is payable only if there is a favourable result.
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A corporate lawyer is a lawyer who specializes in corporations law.
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Corporate titles or business titles are given to company and organization officials to show what duties and responsibilities they have in the organization.
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A counsel or a counsellor at law is a person who gives advice and deals with various issues, particularly in legal matters.
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In the United States, the term country lawyer or county-seat lawyer may be applied to identify an attorney living and practicing primarily in a rural area or town, or an attorney pursuing a legal practice that displays certain (potentially idealized) hallmarks of rural or small-town legal practice.
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A court is a tribunal, often as governmental institution, with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes between parties and carry out the administration of justice in civil, criminal, and administrative matters in accordance with the rule of law.
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Court dress comprises the style of clothes prescribed for courts of law, and formerly for royal courts.
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A criminal defense lawyer, also known as a defense attorney, is a lawyer specializing in the defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal activity.
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Critical thinking, also called critical analysis, is clear, rational thinking involving critique.
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The Dark Ages is a historical periodization used originally for the Middle Ages, which emphasizes the cultural and economic deterioration that supposedly occurred in Western Europe following the decline of the Roman Empire.
David Dudley Field II (February 13, 1805 – April 13, 1894) was an American lawyer and law reformer who made major contributions to the development of American civil procedure.
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Deception, beguilement, deceit, bluff, mystification and subterfuge are acts to propagate beliefs of things that are not true, or not the whole truth (as in half-truths or omission).
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A deed (anciently an evidence) is any legal instrument in writing which passes, affirms or confirms an interest, right, or property and that is signed, attested, delivered, and in some jurisdictions sealed.
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DICT is a dictionary network protocol created by the DICT Development Group.
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In the United States, the diploma privilege is a method for lawyers to be admitted to the bar without taking a bar examination.
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Doctor of Juridical Science, Doctor of the Science of Law, (in Latin) Scientiae Juridicae Doctor (sometimes also referred to as a Doctor of Laws), abbreviated J.S.D. or S.J.D., is a research doctorate in law and equivalent to the Ph.D. It is offered primarily in the United States, where it originated, in Canada and in Australia.
Dutch is a West Germanic language that is spoken in the European Union by about 23 million people as a first language—including most of the population of the Netherlands and about sixty percent of that of Belgium—and by another 5 million as a second language.
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The Edmonton Journal is a daily newspaper in Edmonton, Alberta.
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English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.
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Entrepreneurship is the process of starting a business, typically a startup company offering an innovative product, process or service.
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The biophysical environment is the biotic and abiotic surrounding of an organism or population, and consequently includes the factors that have an influence in their survival, development and evolution.
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Esquire (British English:; American English:, or; abbreviated Esq.) is usually a courtesy title.
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Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia.
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The European Court of Justice (ECJ), officially just the Court of Justice (French: Cour de Justice), is the highest court in the European Union in matters of European Union law.
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The executive branch is the part of the government that has its authority and responsibility for the daily administration of the state.
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A Faculty of Law is a university division specializing in legal education for individuals who intend to become legal professionals.
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False documentation is the process of creating documents which record fictitious events.
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The Federal Constitutional Court (German: Bundesverfassungsgericht, or BVerfG) is a supreme constitutional court established by the constitution or Basic Law ("Grundgesetz") of Germany.
The Federal Court of Justice of Germany (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH) in Karlsruhe is the highest court in the system of ordinary jurisdiction (ordentliche Gerichtsbarkeit) in Germany.
A fee is the price one pays as remuneration for rights or services.
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A fiduciary is a person who holds a legal or ethical relationship of trust with one or more other parties (person or group of persons).
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France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories.
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Franklin Township is a township in Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States.
Frederick II (or III) (13 December 1272 – 25 June 1337) was the regent (from 1291) and subsequently King of Sicily from 1295 until his death.
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French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language, belonging to the Indo-European family.
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Fused profession is a term relating to jurisdictions where the legal profession is not divided between barristers and solicitors.
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Geoffrey Cornell Hazard, Jr. (born September 18, 1929) is Trustee Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Thomas E. Miller Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of California's Hastings College of the Law.
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Gerald Leonard "Gerry" Spence (born January 8, 1929) is a semi-retired American trial lawyer.
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A government is the system by which a state or community is controlled.
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Hadrian (Publius Aelius Hadrianus Augustus;In Classical Latin, Hadrian's name would be inscribed as PVBLIVS AELIVS HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.As emperor his name was Imperator Caesar Divi Traiani filius Traianus Hadrianus Augustus. 24 January, 76 AD – 10 July, 138 AD) was Roman emperor from 117 to 138. He rebuilt the Pantheon and constructed the Temple of Venus and Roma. He is also known for building Hadrian's Wall, which marked the northern limit of Britannia. Hadrian was regarded by some as a humanist and was philhellene in most of his tastes. He is regarded as one of the Five Good Emperors. Hadrian was born Publius Aelius Hadrianus into a Hispano-Roman family. Although Italica near Santiponce (in modern-day Spain) is often considered his birthplace, his place of birth remains uncertain. However, it is generally accepted that he comes of a family with centuries-old roots in Hispania. His predecessor Trajan was a maternal cousin of Hadrian's father. Trajan never officially designated an heir, but according to his wife Pompeia Plotina, Trajan named Hadrian emperor immediately before his death. Trajan's wife and his friend Licinius Sura were well-disposed towards Hadrian, and he may well have owed his succession to them. During his reign, Hadrian traveled to nearly every province of the Empire. An ardent admirer of Greece, he sought to make Athens the cultural capital of the Empire and ordered the construction of many opulent temples in the city. He used his relationship with his Greek lover Antinous to underline his philhellenism and led to the creation of one of the most popular cults of ancient times. He spent extensive amounts of his time with the military; he usually wore military attire and even dined and slept amongst the soldiers. He ordered military training and drilling to be more rigorous and even made use of false reports of attack to keep the army alert. Upon his accession to the throne, Hadrian withdrew from Trajan's conquests in Mesopotamia and Armenia, and even considered abandoning Dacia. Late in his reign he suppressed the Bar Kokhba revolt in Judaea, renaming the province Syria Palaestina. In 136 an ailing Hadrian adopted Lucius Aelius as his heir, but the latter died suddenly two years later. In 138, Hadrian resolved to adopt Antoninus Pius if he would in turn adopt Marcus Aurelius and Aelius' son Lucius Verus as his own eventual successors. Antoninus agreed, and soon afterward Hadrian died at Baiae.
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Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636.
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Henry Campbell Black (October 17, 1860 – March 19, 1927) was the founder of Black's Law Dictionary, the definitive legal dictionary first published in 1891.
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Athens is one of the oldest named cities in the world, having been continuously inhabited for at least 5000 years.
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An industrial design right is an intellectual property right that protects the visual design of objects that are not purely utilitarian.
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The Inns of Court in London are the professional associations for barristers in England and Wales.
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Intellectual property (IP) is a term referring to creations of the intellect for which a monopoly is assigned to designated owners by law.
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An investment bank is a financial institution that assists individuals, corporations, and governments in raising financial capital by underwriting or acting as the client's agent in the issuance of securities (or both).
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Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.
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Saint Ivo of Kermartin, T.O.S.F. (17 October 1253 – 19 May 1303), also known Yvo or Ives, as Erwann (in Breton) and as Yves Hélory (also Helori or Heloury in French), was a parish priest among the poor of Louannec, the only one of his station to be canonized in the Middle Ages.
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Jeon-gwan ye-u refers to an informal arrangement in the South Korean legal system whereby retired judges and public prosecutors who go on to become lawyers in private practise receive special treatment from their incumbent former colleagues.
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John Anthony Crook FBA (5 November 1921 – 7 September 2007) by Peter Linehan in The Independent, 15 September 2007.
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A journalist is a person who collects, writes, or distributes news or other current information.
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A judge presides over court proceedings, either alone or as a part of a panel of judges.
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The Juris Doctor degree (J.D. or JD) or Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (D.Jur. or DJur) is a professional doctorate Under "Data notes" this article mentions that the J.D. is a professional doctorate.
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A jurist (a word coming from medieval Latin), also known as legal scholar or legal theorist, is someone who researches and studies jurisprudence (theory of law).
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A jury is a sworn body of people convened to render an impartial verdict (a finding of fact on a question) officially submitted to them by a court, or to set a penalty or judgment.
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A justice ministry is a ministry or other government agency charged with justice.
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The Kingdom of Sicily (Regnu di Sicilia, Regnum Siciliae, Regne de Sicília, Spanish: Reino de Sicilia) was a state that existed in the south of Italy from its founding by Roger II in 1130 until 1816.
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Law is a system of rules that are enforced through social institutions to govern behaviour.
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In Australia and New Zealand, a law broker is a professional that assists individuals who are searching for a lawyer.
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A law clerk or a judicial clerk is a person who provides assistance to a judge in researching issues before the court and in writing opinions.
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A law firm is a business entity formed by one or more lawyers to engage in the practice of law.
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A law school (also known as a law centre or college of law) is an institution specializing in legal education, usually involved as part of a process for becoming a lawyer within a given jurisdiction.
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A law society in current and former Commonwealth jurisdictions was historically an association of solicitors (effectively the trade organisation for solicitors) with a regulatory role that included the right to supervise the training, qualifications and conduct of lawyers/solicitors.
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A lawsuit (or suit in law) is "a vernacular term for a suit, action, or cause instituted or depending between two private persons in the courts of law." The term refers to any proceeding by a party or parties against another in a court of law.
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Lawyer-supported mediation is a "non-adversarial method of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to resolves disputes, such as to settle family issues at a time of divorce or separation, including child support, custody issues and division of property".
Legal aid is the provision of assistance to people otherwise unable to afford legal representation and access to the court system.
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Legal education is the education of individuals who intend to become legal professionals or those who simply intend to use their law degree to some end, either related to law (such as politics or academic) or business.
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Legal English has been referred to as a "sublanguage".
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Legal expenses insurance (LEI), also known as legal protection insurance (LPI) or simply legal insurance, is a type of insurance which covers policyholders against the potential costs of legal action brought by or against the policyholder.
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A legal fiction is a fact assumed or created by courts which is then used in order to apply a legal rule which was not necessarily designed to be used in that way.
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Legal research is "the process of identifying and retrieving information necessary to support legal decision-making.
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The Legal Services Act 2007 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that seeks to liberalise and regulate the market for legal services in England and Wales, to encourage more competition and to provide a new route for consumer complaints.
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Legal writing is a type of technical writing used by lawyers, judges, legislators, and others in law to express legal analysis and legal rights and duties.
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Leo I (Flavius Valerius Leo Augustus; 401 – 18 January 474) was Byzantine Emperor from 457 to 474.
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A Licensed Conveyancer is a specialist legal professional in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia or South Africa who has been trained to deal with all aspects of property law.
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The following lists are of prominent jurists, including judges, listed in alphabetical order by jurisdiction.
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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
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Luxembourg (Lëtzebuerg; Luxemburg), officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked country in western Europe.
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Governor Nobre de Carvalho Bridge; A-Ma Temple; Guia Fortress; Macau Tower. Macau (Au4mun2), also spelled Macao, officially known as the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is one of the special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China.
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Margaret Lee Workman, a Democrat, is chief justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.
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Mark Hume McCormack (November 6, 1930 – May 16, 2003) was an American lawyer, sports agent and writer.
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The Master of Laws is an academic degree, pursued by those either holding an undergraduate academic law degree, a professional law degree, or an undergraduate degree in a related subject.
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Mexico (México), officially the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos), is a federal republic in North America.
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A monopoly (from Greek monos μόνος (alone or single) + polein πωλεῖν (to sell)) exists when a specific person or enterprise is the only supplier of a particular commodity (this contrasts with a monopsony which relates to a single entity's control of a market to purchase a good or service, and with oligopoly which consists of a few entities dominating an industry).
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A mortgage is a security interest in real property held by a lender as a security for a debt, usually a loan of money.
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The National Post is an Canadian English-language newspaper based in Toronto, Canada.
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The Netherlands (Nederland) is the main "constituent country" (land) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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New South Wales (abbreviated as NSW) is a state on the east coast of:Australia.
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New York is a state in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
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Nolo, formerly known as Nolo Press, is a publisher in Berkeley, California, that produces do-it-yourself legal books and software that reduce the need for people to hire lawyers for simple legal matters such as making wills or writing business partnership contracts.
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A non-governmental organization (NGO) is an organization that is neither a part of a government nor a conventional for-profit business.
Norman is a city in the U.S. state of Oklahoma south of downtown Oklahoma City in its metropolitan area.
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North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere.
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A notary public (or notary or public notary) of the common law is a public officer constituted by law to serve the public in non-contentious matters usually concerned with estates, deeds, powers-of-attorney, and foreign and international business.
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The original jurisdiction of a court is the power to hear a case for the first time, as opposed to appellate jurisdiction, when a court has the power to review a lower court's decision.
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An Overseas Filipino is a person of Filipino origin who lives outside of the Philippines.
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Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire.
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Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second-oldest, after Cambridge University Press.
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A paralegal is an individual, qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.
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A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention.
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A patent attorney is an attorney who has the specialized qualifications necessary for representing clients in obtaining patents and acting in all matters and procedures relating to patent law and practice, such as filing an opposition.
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Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property.
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The Philippines (Pilipinas), officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean.
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A politician (from Classical Greek πόλις, "polis") is a person holding or seeking an office within a government, usually by means of an election, voted for either by people or by a definitive group in the government.
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In its most general sense, the practice of law involves giving legal advice to clients, drafting legal documents for clients, and representing clients in legal negotiations and court proceedings such as lawsuits, and is applied to the professional services of a lawyer or attorney at law, barrister, solicitor, or civil law notary.
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The private sector is that part of the economy, sometimes referred to as the citizen sector, which is run by private individuals or groups, usually as a means of enterprise for profit, and is not controlled by the state (areas of the economy controlled by the state being referred to as the public sector).
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Pro bono publico (for the public good; usually shortened to pro bono) is a Latin phrase for professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment or at a reduced fee as a public service.
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Pro hac vice (American English pronunciation), Latin: "for this occasion" or "for this event" (literally, "for this turn"), is a legal term usually referring to a practice in common law jurisdictions, whereby a lawyer who has not been admitted to practice in a certain jurisdiction is allowed to participate in a particular case in that jurisdiction.
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Pro se legal representation comes from Latin, literally meaning "on behalf of themselves", which basically means advocating on one's own behalf before a court, rather than being represented by a lawyer.
Probate is a legal document.
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Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the "last minute" before a deadline.
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Professional responsibility is the area of legal practice that encompasses the duties of attorneys to act in a professional manner, obey the law, avoid conflicts of interest, and put the interests of clients ahead of their own interests.
The prosecutor is the chief legal representative of the prosecution in countries with either the common law adversarial system, or the civil law inquisitorial system.
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Prussia (Prusy) was a historic state originating out of the Duchy of Prussia and the Margraviate of Brandenburg, and centered on the region of Prussia.
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A public defender is a lawyer appointed to represent people who cannot afford to hire an attorney.
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Public speaking (sometimes termed oratory or oration) is the process or act of performing a presentation (a speech) focused around an individual directly speaking to a live audience in a structured, deliberate manner in order to inform, influence, or entertain them.
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A pupillage, in England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland, is the barrister's equivalent of the training contract that a solicitor undertakes.
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Quebec (or; Québec)According to the Canadian government, Québec (with the acute accent) is the official name in French and Quebec (without the accent) is the province's official name in English; the name is.
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Quid pro quo ("something for something" in Latin) means an exchange of goods or services, where one transfer is contingent upon the other.
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Radnor is an unincorporated community in Radnor Township of Delaware County and Tredyffrin Township of Chester County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
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Reading law is the method by which persons in common law countries, particularly the United States, entered the legal profession before the advent of law schools.
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Real estate is "property consisting of land and the buildings on it, along with its natural resources such as crops, minerals, or water; immovable property of this nature; an interest vested in this (also) an item of real property; (more generally) buildings or housing in general.
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A real estate broker or real estate agent is a person who acts as an intermediary between sellers and buyers of real estate/real property and attempts to find sellers who wish to sell and buyers who wish to buy.
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In English common law, real property, real estate, realty, or immovable property is any subset of land that has been legally defined and the improvements to it have been made by human efforts: buildings, machinery, wells, dams, ponds, mines, canals, roads, etc.
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Rhetoric (pronounced) is the art of discourse, an art that aims to improve the capability of writers or speakers to inform, persuade, or motivate particular audiences in specific situations.
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Richard L. Abel (born September 13, 1941) is a Professor of Law (now emeritus), a specialist in African Law Studies and a renowned socio-legal scholar.
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The Roman Empire (Imperium Rōmānum; Ancient and Medieval Greek: Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων Basileia tōn Rhōmaiōn) was the post-Republican period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia.
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The Roman Republic (Res publica Romana) was the period of ancient Roman civilization beginning with the overthrow of the Roman Kingdom, traditionally dated to 509 BC, and ending in 27 BC with the establishment of the Roman Empire.
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A rules lawyer is a participant in a rules-based environment who attempts to use the letter of the law without reference to the spirit, usually in order to gain an advantage within that environment.
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Saint Paul (abbreviated St. Paul) is the capital and second-most populous city of the U.S. state of Minnesota.
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Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States.
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The Satires are a collection of satirical poems by the Latin author Juvenal written in the late 1st and early 2nd centuries AD.
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Scotland (Scots:; Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
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A scrivener (or scribe) was a person who could read and write or wrote letters to court and legal documents.
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The Second Council of Lyon was the fourteenth ecumenical council of the Catholic Church, convoked on 31 March 1272 and convened in Lyon, France, in 1272–1274.
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The Sestertius, or Sesterce, (pl. sestertii) was an ancient Roman coin.
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Shyster is a slang word for someone who acts in a disreputable, unethical, or unscrupulous way, especially in the practice of law, sometimes also politics or business.
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Small businesses are normally privately owned corporations, partnerships, or sole proprietorships.
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Small-claims courts have limited jurisdiction to hear civil cases between private litigants.
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Socratic method, also known as method of elenchus, elenctic method, or Socratic debate, is named after the classical Greek philosopher Socrates.
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A solicitor is a legal practitioner who traditionally deals with any legal matter in some jurisdictions.
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The solidus (the Latin word for solid) was originally a gold coin issued in the Late Roman Empire, and a weight for gold more generally, corresponding to 4.5 grams.
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South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost country in Africa.
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The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPCSC) is a committee of about 150 members of the National People's Congress (NPC) of the People's Republic of China (PRC), which is convened between plenary sessions of the NPC.
The Stanford University Press (SUP) is the publishing house of Stanford University.
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Stanford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Clara County, California, United States and is the home of Stanford University.
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The State Bar of California is California's official bar association.
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The Statute of Westminster of 1275 (3 Edw. I), also known as the Statute of Westminster I, codified the existing law in England, in 51 chapters.
The Supreme Court of Canada (Cour suprême du Canada) is the highest court of Canada, the final court of appeals in the Canadian justice system.
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The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest federal court of the United States.
Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (c. AD 56 – after 117) was a senator and a historian of the Roman Empire.
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The Christian Science Monitor (CSM) is an international news organization that delivers global coverage via its website, weekly magazine, daily news briefing, email newsletters, Amazon Kindle subscription, and mobile site.
The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written by American journalist and author Ambrose Bierce.
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The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.
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The Telegram is a daily newspaper published weekdays and Saturdays (as The Weekend Telegram) in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
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The Times is a British daily national newspaper based in London.
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A title is a prefix or suffix added to someone's name in certain contexts.
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A trade union (British EnglishAustralian EnglishNew Zealand EnglishSouth African English / Caribbean English; also trades union), labour union (Canadian English) or labor union (American English) is an organization of workers who have come together to achieve common goals such as protecting the integrity of its trade, improving safety standards, achieving higher pay and benefits such as health care and retirement, increasing the number of employees an employer assigns to complete the work, and better working conditions.
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A trademark, trade mark, or trade-mark is a recognizable sign, design, or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others, although trademarks used to identify services are usually called service marks.
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In the United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, and certain other English common law jurisdictions, a trainee solicitor is a prospective lawyer undergoing professional training at a law firm to qualify as a full-fledged solicitor.
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A trust is a relationship whereby property is held by one party for the benefit of another.
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A state of the United States of America is one of the 50 constituent political entities that shares its sovereignty with the United States federal government.
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The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
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The University of Bologna (Università di Bologna, UNIBO), founded in 1088, is the oldest university in Europe.
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University of California Press, otherwise known as UC Press, is a publishing house associated with the University of California that engages in academic publishing.
The University of New South Wales (UNSW; branded as UNSW Australia) is an Australian public research university located in the suburb of Kensington in Sydney.
The Watergate scandal was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s as a result of the June 17, 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., and President Richard Nixon's administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement.
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West (also known by its original name, West Publishing, and now a business unit of Thomson Reuters) publishes legal, business, and regulatory information in print, and on electronic services such as Westlaw.
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Westport is a coastal town of colonial origin located along Long Island Sound in Fairfield County, Connecticut, northeast of New York City in the United States.
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A will or testament is a legal declaration by which a person, the testator, names one or more persons to manage his or her estate and provides for the distribution of his or her property at death.
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William Pitt the Younger (28 May 1759 – 23 January 1806) was a British politician of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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