law French


noun

Anglo-French as used in legal proceedings and lawbooks in England from the Norman Conquest to the 17th century, some terms of which are still in use.

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Origin of law French

First recorded in 1635–45

Words nearby law French

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British Dictionary definitions for law French

Law French

noun

a set of Anglo-Norman terms used in English laws and law books
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