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.

Origin of law French

First recorded in 1635–45
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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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