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[blak-stohn; for 1 also blak-stuh n]
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  1. Sir William,1723–80, English jurist and writer on law.
  2. a river in S Massachusetts, flowing SE across NE Rhode Island to Pawtucket. About 40 miles (64 km) long.
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  1. Sir William . 1723–80, English jurist noted particularly for his Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765–69), which had a profound influence on jurisprudence in the US
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