Hereditario jure lagaman civitatis
- Lit. 'hereditary lawmen of the city'. This part-Latin phrase refers to the 12 men who were the hereditary jurors of e.g. York in the early 12c. -Cf. Lawman
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Lawman — Scandinavian institution imported by settlement in the 9c and found afterwards at Lincoln, Stamford, Cambridge, York and other places in the *Danelaw. (The Latin term for the 12 jurors of York, described as hereditary lawmen, was hereditario jure … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases