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British Dictionary definitions for savigny


  1. Friedrich Karl von (ˈfridrɪç ˈkɑl fɔn). 1779–1861, German legal scholar, who pioneered the historical approach to jurisprudence, emphasizing custom and precedent
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Examples from the Web for savigny

Historical Examples

  • Savigny about the same time founded the "historical school" of law.

    Evolution in Modern Thought

    Ernst Haeckel

  • Savigny and Corréard, are already acquainted with the Picard family.

    Perils and Captivity

    Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard

  • Corréard and Savigny, but there is not one word of truth in all this.

    Perils and Captivity

    Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard

  • As Savigny said, "Succession does not apply to possession by itself."

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • I will call on Marchioness Savigny and personally thank her.

    The Mesmerist's Victim

    Alexandre Dumas