Westminster, First Statute of
A law enacted in 1275 to enforce some of the provisions of Magna Charta and to liberalize the law of England.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


Westminster, First Statute of
A law enacted in 1275 to enforce some of the provisions of Magna Charta and to liberalize the law of England.

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