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Law Latin and Roman Law, 1 Columbia Jurist 117 (1885)

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No one who has not made something of a study of Roman law, can be aware how little of our Law Latin is inherited from. Rome. It was both the good and the bad fortune of the Latin tongue to become the common language of the learned of all nations, after the decline of the Roman Empire, and we have thus derived from it not only many terms unknown to the Romans, but many terms to which they gave one meaning and we another.

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