Duodecima Manus

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Meaning of Duodecima manus

(Lat. twfelve hands). The oaths of twelve men, including himself, by whom the defendant was allowed to make his law. 3 Sharswood, Bl. Coram. 343.


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Concept of “Duodecima Manus”

Traditional meaning of duodecima manus in English (with some legal use of this latin concept in England and the United States in the XIX Century) [1]: (in Latin) (Twelfth hand.) The oath of twelve men.


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  1. Based on A Concise Law Dictionary of Words, Phrases and Maxims, “Duodecima Manus”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary. This term and/or definition may be absolete.

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