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OF

THE LAWS OF ENGLAND.

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

Sir JOHN COMYNS, Knight,

LATE LORD CHIEF BARON OF HIS MAJESTY'S COURT OF EXCHEQUER.

Cfic ififtfi CDition, Commit,

(WITH CONSIDERABLE ADDITIONS TO THE TEXT)
AND CONTINUED

FROM THE ORIGINAL EDITION TO THE PRESENT TIME;

TO WHICH IS ADDED,

A DIGEST OF THE CASES AT NISI FRIUS,

Br ANTHONY HAMMOND, Esq.

OF TUB INNER TEMPLE.

VOL. V.

LIBERTIES PLEA,

AND DIGEST OF NISI PRIUS CASES.

LONDON.

PRINTED BY A. STRAHAN,

HW-miNTER TO THE EING's HOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY J

FOR JOSEPH BUTTERWORTH AND SON; LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ,ORHE,
AND BROWN; T. CADELL; J. AND W. T. CLARKE; J. CUTHELLJ J. NUNN;
R. PHENET; BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY; A. MAXWELL; H. BUTTER-
WORTH; 8. BROOKE; S. SWEET; R. STEVENS; H. T. HODGSON; W. WALKER;
R. SAUNDERS; G. WILSON: AND WILSON AND SONS, YORK.

A

DIGEST

OF THE

LAWS OF ENGLAND.

LIBERTIES.

(A) Cbe jeieberal specie* of t&em. p. 1.

(B) 5>oto grantetJ. p. 1.

(C) $oto lojBft.

(C 1.) By nonuser. — When it shall be a forfeiture.

p. 2.
(C 20 When riot. p. 2.

(A) Cfoe general tfpecicg of tfjem.

HOW liberties may be claimed, vide Franchises, (A 1, 2.)

All liberties and franchises are derived from the king, vide Prerogative, (D30, &c.)

As to the counties palatine, cinque ports, and corporations, vide Franchises, (D I, &c. — E 1, &c. — F 1, &c.)

As to liberty to have conusance, or to hold pleas, vide Courts, (P 1, &c.)

To have courts, vide County, (C 1, &c.) — Courts. — Hundred (B). — Leet;

As to liberty to make justices, or officers, vide Justices. — Justices of Peace. — Officer. — Prerogative, (D 29. 37.)

As to the liberty of a chase, forest, park, warren, &c. vide Chase.

(B) $oto gtantetr.

If the king giants a liberty to another, he may make the grant by words expressly denoting what liberty is intended.

Or, the king may grant by general words, which relate and have reference to some specialty; as, if the king grants to a town, that they shall have justices, who shall have such authority and power as aDy other justices in the county have, it will be good; for the specialty, to which , the general words refer, is well known. 20 H. 7. 6 b. 7 a.

Vol. V. B If

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