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