Brehon law


Brehon law
Term for the law code of Ireland before it was occupied by the English. [< Ir. breith = judgement]

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  • Brehon Law — or Brehon Laws noun The system of jurisprudence in use among the Irish until near the middle of the 17c • • • Main Entry: ↑brehon * * * brehon law, the ancient system of law in Ireland, not entirely superseded by English law among the native… …   Useful english dictionary

  • brehon law — /briyan 16/ The name given to the ancient system of law of Ireland as it existed at the time of its conquest by Henry II …   Black's law dictionary

  • brehon law — An old system of Irish law …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • brehon laws — early Irish laws under the control of brehons, an hereditary caste of lawyers. They survived the Danish and Anglo Norman invasions, but in the Case of Tanistry in 1607 were declared to be incompatible with English common law, which henceforth… …   Law dictionary

  • Brehon Laws — Brehon Law or Brehon Laws noun The system of jurisprudence in use among the Irish until near the middle of the 17c • • • Main Entry: ↑brehon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brehon Laws — Die Brehon Laws (Richtergesetze) sind die altirische Form der Zivilrechtsprechung vor der anglonormannischen Besetzung des Landes. Sie bilden auch die Grundlage des britischen Rechtssystems, das als case law oder Common Law bezeichnet wird. Ihre… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Brehon laws — ▪ ancient Irish laws Gaelic  Feinechus        ancient laws of Ireland. The text of these laws, written in the most archaic form of the Gaelic language, dates back to the 7th and 8th centuries and is so difficult to translate that the official… …   Universalium

  • brehon —   n. judge of ancient Ireland.    ♦ brehon law, ancient Irish legal code …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Brehon laws — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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