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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books; with an Analysis of the ... - Page 46
by William Blackstone - 1838
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1791 - 518 pages
...of any fubfequent judge to alter or vary from, according to his private fentiments : he being fworn to determine, not according to his own private judgment, but according to the known laws and cuftoms of the land ; not delegated to pronounce a new law, but to maintain and expound the old one....
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volumes 1-4

Sir William Blackstone - Droit - 1791 - 516 pages
...cafe being folemnly de- ' dared and determined, what before was uncertain, and perhaps indifferent, is now become a permanent rule, which it is not in the breaft of any fubfequent judge to alter or vary from, according to his private fentiments : he being...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England,: In Four Books, Volume 1

William Blackstone - Law - 1793 - 686 pages
...that cafe being folemnly declared and determined, what before was uncertain, and perhaps indifferent, is now become a permanent rule, which it is not in the bread of any fubfequer.t judge to alter or vary from, according to his private femiments : he being...
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Encyclopędia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts ..., Volume 9, Part 2

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1797 - 432 pages
...that -cafe being folemnly declared and determined, what before was uncertain, and perhaps indifferent, is now become a permanent rule, which it is not in the bread of any fubfequent judge to alter or vary from -according to his private fentiments : he being...
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The History of the Cases of Controverted Elections: Which Were Tried and ...

Sylvester Douglas Baron Glenbervie - Election law - 1802 - 378 pages
...cafe, being folemnly de" clared and determined, what before was uncer" tain, and, perhaps, indifferent, is now become a " permanent rule, which it is not in the bread of " any fubfequent judge to alter, or vary from, ac" cording to his private fentiments, he being...
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Report of the Trial and Acquittal of Edward Shippen, Esquire, Chief Justice ...

William Hamilton - Judges - 1805 - 596 pages
...that cafe being folemnly declared and determined, what before was uncertain, and perhaps indifferent, is now become a permanent rule, which it is not in the breaft ot any fubfequent judge to sher or vary from, according to his private fentiments : he being...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 3

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - American literature - 1806 - 788 pages
...predecessors ;" all felt themselves bound •by them. No one thought himself at liberty to "decide according to his own private judgment, but according to the known laws and customs of the land." This extraordinary unanimity affords the highest evidence of their industry as well as candour. Lord...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

William Blackstone - Law - 1807 - 686 pages
...that case being solemnly declared and determined, what before was uncertain, and perhaps indifferent, is now become a permanent rule, which it is not in...determine, not according to his own private judgment, but u op. I. o StM, ICvseW ef Tith. c. 8. according to the known laws and customs of the land : not delegated...
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Cobbett's Political Register, Volume 26

William Cobbett - Great Britain - 1814 - 448 pages
...ceedings." — In a subsequent p.irt of the «ime chapter, p. 69, he says, " That the ' common la-,r is now become a permanent " rule, which it is not in the breast of any "Judge to alter or vary from, according ' to his private sentiments, he being sworn ' to determine,...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 29

1818 - 590 pages
...that a decision has been pronounced, that which was before uncertain, and perhaps indifferent, becomes a permanent rule, which it is not in the breast of any subsequent judge to alter or vary from j ' and he accordingly tells us, that it is an established rule to abide by former precedents, where...
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