Potts, Thomas. A Compendious Law Dictionary, Containing Both an Explanation of the Terms and the Law Itself. Intended for the Use of the Country Gentleman, the Merchant, and the Professional Man. London: Printed for T. Ostell, 1803. iv, 620 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774334; ISBN-10: 1584774339. Hardcover. New. $49.95 * As the subtitle indicates, Potts' dictionary was intended for the prominent laymen engaged in business and agriculture. He pays special attention to commercial legislation regarding bankruptcy, insurance and bills of exchange, as well as to the nature of tenures and tithes. In addition to definitions, Potts [1778-1842] discusses a variety of issues ranging from current regulations regarding dog muzzles to the legal rights and responsibilities of children.
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