EXposiciōes tmīo (rum) legū anglo (rum). Et na­tura


breuiū cū diuersi (bus) casu (bus) regulis et fundamētis legum tam de libris Ma­gistri Litteltoni quā de aliis legum libris collectis & breuit compilatīs ꝓ Iuuini (bus) balde necessa­riis.


THe exposicions of ye termys of ye law of england &


the nature of the writtꝭ with diuers rulys & prin­cipalles of the law / as well out of the bokis of mayster lit­telton as of other bokis of the law gaderyd and breuely compylyd for yong men very necessarye.

  • ¶Abiuracion
  • Abatement
  • Abbe
  • Abbregemēt
  • Accessory
  • Accompt
  • Acciōs realz & ꝑsōels
  • Addicion
  • Administrator
  • Admesuremēt d dower
  • Admesuremēt d pasture
  • Age prayer
  • Ad quod dampnū
  • Adiournement
  • Amendment
  • Ayd
  • Ayd de toy
  • Ayle
  • Arest
  • Annuite
  • Assetz
  • Assise
  • Attornement
  • Attaynt
  • Auncion demesne
  • Audita querela
  • Auerment
  • Auowre
  • Alyon
  • Appropriacion
  • Aduowson
  • ¶Barr̄
  • Batell
  • Basterdy
  • Burglary
  • ¶Chamꝑtye
  • Charge
  • Cessauit
  • Cerciorare
  • Chymmyn
  • Cōtynuall clayme
  • Conusaūs de ple
  • Cōspyracy
  • Co [...]cyon
  • Comyn
  • Conterple
  • Consultacion
  • Contract
  • Contra formam fe­offamenti
  • Contra formā cola [...]cionis
  • Cosyn age
  • Couenaūt
  • Cui in vita
  • Cui āte deuorciū
  • ¶Daren p̄sētmēt
  • Deuyse
  • denizyn
  • Decies tantū
  • Deꝑter
  • Det
  • Diem clausit extre­mum
  • Disclaymer
  • Disseisor & disseyse
  • Discontinuance
  • Disceyt
  • Demaūdāt & [...]
  • Defēdāt & [...]
  • Distres [...]
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  • [Page]Dedimꝰ potestatem
  • Demurrer
  • Dowbleple
  • Dower
  • Droyt
  • Dures
  • Dū nō fuit cōpos mē ­tis
  • Dū fuit īfra etatem
  • ¶Entre
  • Eiectmēt de garde
  • Elegit
  • Errour
  • Esson
  • Estray
  • Eieccione firme
  • Escape
  • Eschete
  • Estripament
  • Executours
  • Exchaunge
  • Excōmengement
  • Execucion
  • Extynguysment
  • Exigent
  • Ex ꝑte talis
  • Ex graui querela
  • ¶Faux inprisonmēt
  • Faux iuggement
  • Fee symple
  • Fee tayle
  • Feffement
  • Formedone
  • Foirger de faux faitis
  • [...]
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  • ¶Gard
  • Garrantye dez chr̄s
  • Garrantye
  • Gager de delyueraūce
  • Garnyshment
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  • ¶Homage
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  • Idemptitate noīs
  • ¶Ley
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  • ¶Maynprise
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  • Mesne
  • Monstrauerūt
  • Mordauncestor
  • Mortmayn
  • Moderata mīa
  • ¶Natiuo habendo
  • Non habilite
  • Nusauns
  • Nuꝑ obiit
  • Ne iniuste vexes
  • Ne admittas
  • ¶Oyer & terminer
  • ¶Par queseruicia
  • Prescripcion
  • Presentment
  • Premunire
  • Precipe in capite
  • Par ābulacōe faciēda
  • Petit cape
  • Proteccion
  • Prohibicyon
  • Procedendo
  • ¶Quare impedit
  • Quare nō admisit
  • Quare incūbrauit
  • Quale ius
  • Quarantyne
  • Quare eiecit infra terminum
  • Quid iuris clamat
  • Quare itrusit matrīo
  • Quod ꝑmittat
  • Quo iure
  • Quod eiyyy deforciat
  • Quo waranto
  • ¶Relief
  • Remitty
  • Replicacion
  • Repleuyn
  • Rescous
  • Resceyt
  • ¶Scire facias et bre [...] fys iudicyallꝭ.
  • ¶Tayle
  • Treason
  • Tresur troue
  • ¶wast
  • ¶Vew
  • Vt laica remouends
  • wythernam
  • Vtrum
  • Vtlary
  • Voucher

¶Prologus Iohīs Rastell.

¶Lyke wyse as the vniuersall worlde can neuer haue his continuans but only by ye order & law of nature whych cōpellyth eue­ry thyng to do his kind so ther is no multytude of pepyll in no realme yt can continue in vnite and pease without they be therto cōpellyd by some good order & law / wherfore a good law obseruyd causith euer good peple and a good resonable cōmyn law makith a gode cōmyn pease & a comyn welth a mong a grete cōmynalte of peple / & one good gouernour whyche causyth one law to be obseruyd among dyuers & myche peple bryngeth dyuerse & myche peple to one good vnyte / but dyuerse rulers and gouernours & diuers orders and laws one contrary to a nother and when that euery gouernour wyl haue the law after hys mynde bryngeth one multy­tude of peple to varyauns and deuysyon / for as euery man is varyaunt from other in visage so they be varyable in mynde & condicyon / therfore one law and one gouernour for one realme & for one peple is most neces­sary / And also lake of law causyth many wrōgꝭ to be cōmittyd willyngly And lake of knowlege of ye law causyth dyuers wrongys to be done by ne­clygēs / therfore sith law is necessary to be had & a verteoꝰ & a good thing / ergo to haue the knolege therof is necessary & a verteous & a gode thīg / & that that is verteoꝰ & good is good for euery mā to vse / ergo it folowyth it is a good thyng for euery man to haue the knolege of ye lawe And syth that it is nescessary for euery realme to haue a lawe resonable & sufficient to gouerne the grete multytude of ye peple / ergo it is necessary▪ yt the gret multitude of the peple haue ye knolege of the same law to the whiche they be bound / ergo it folowyth that ye law in euery realme shuld be so publys­shyd declaryd and wrytton in such wyse that ye peple so boūd to the same myght sone and shortely come to the knowlege therof / or ellys such a law so kept secretly in the knowlege of a few persones and from the know­lege of ye great multytude may rather be callyd a trape & a net to brynge the peple to vexacion & trobyll than a good order to bringe them to pease & quietnes / and for as mych as the law of thys realme of englond is ordey nyd and deuysyd for the augmētacion of iustyce & for the quietnes of the peple & for the cōmyn welth of the same / ergo it is conuenient yt euery one withī this realm boūd to the same may haue ye knolege therof and not resonable yt any suche weys shuld be had or vsyd wherby the peple shuld be yngnoraunt of the law / or shulde be exilyd or restraynyd from the know­lege therof. I therfore cōsideringe these forsayd causes haue taken vpon me this lytell labour and study to declare and to expown certeyn obscur [...] [Page] and derke termys cōsernyng the lawis of thys realme and ye nature of certeyne wryttꝭ for the helpe & erudicyon of them that be yong begīners whych intend to be studyētys of the law for as the phylosopher seythe / Ignoratis terminis ignoratur & ars / that is to sey he that is ignorant of the termys of any sciens must nedys be ignorant of ye sciens / but yet I haue not enterprysyd thys for yt that I thynke my selfe sufficient and able to expowne them as substancially as other depe lernyd men can do / but to the entent that som ease and furtheraūce of lernyng may com to yong studyentꝭ by redyng of thys same And also I haue compylyd and indytyd thys lyttyll worke fyrst in the frenche tong as is vsyd in the bo­kys of our law & after translatyd thys same cōpylacion in to our english tong to the entent that such yong studyentꝭ may the soner atteyne to ye knowlege of the frenche tong / which knowlege so had shalbe a great hel­pe & furtheraūce vnto them whan they shall study other higher workes of the law of more dyfyculte as be the bokys of yerys and termys & other bokes which be writtyn in the frenche tong / whereby they shall come to ye more knowlege of the law / which knowlege of the law so had and ye trew execuciō of the same law shalbe grealy to the augmentacion of ye cōmyn welthe of thys realme. whych the eternall god incresse & preserue to hys great honour & glory. AMEN

¶Inprynted at london in Chepesyde at Powles gate. ¶Cum priuilegio regali.

Iohannes· Rastell

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