Legal Definition and Related Resources of Virga

Meaning of Virga

An obsolete word, which signifies a rod of staff, such as sheriffs, bailiffs, and constables carry as a badge or ensign of their office.


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This definition of Virga is based on the The Cyclopedic Law Dictionary . This entry needs to be proofread.

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Concept of “Virga”

Traditional meaning of virga in English (with some legal use of this latin concept in England and the United States in the XIX Century) [1]: (in Latin) A rod; a staff; a yard.


Notes and References

  1. Based on A Concise Law Dictionary of Words, Phrases and Maxims, “Virga”, 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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