An Essay On Collateral Consanguinity, It's Limits, Extent, And Duration; More Particularly As It Is…

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bySir William Blackstone

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1750 edition. Excerpt: ... "tum." The Opinions of the Lawyers are therefore to be consulted; and I trust that in the course of this Esiay it will clearly appear, that no, Law whatsoever has extended Consanguinity in infinitum, when it considers it in the same Light wherein it stands in the FounDer's Statutes. Taking this then at present to be the Case; if in common Speech the Consanguinity here mentioned be never considered as diffusing itself infinitely, if in it's legal Acceptation it should appear to be never extended without Limit, we need go no farther to find out the Meaning of a Statute, which those whom it most nearly concerns are sworn m to interpret " secundum planum, literalem, et gramc maticalem Sensum." But lest the Favourers of this Interpretation should seem to stick to the Letter, through a Fear that a farther Examination mould make against them, let us proceed to put it to the Test, according to the two remaining Methods of ascertaining the Meaning of any Law: And, first, the Occasion of it. n. Now the Occasion of the Founder's making this particular Statute was, undoubt "JuramcTitum Offcij Cujlodis & Sociorum. edly cdly, his Affection and Regard for his real Kindred: And these Motives we must suppose to be greater or less, in proportion to the Nearness to, or Distance from him. If therefore we enlarge the Circle of his Consanguinity, nay, set no Bounds to it's Circumference, the Advantages intended his real Kinsmen will dwindle into nothing at all. For, the fewer there are that are capable of partaking of a Privilege, the Privilege is undoubtedly the greater to those few that do partake of it; an exclusive Right to a Fellowship is certainly an Advantage, if confined within a stated Degree of Distance; but if the Limit be thrown down, and a Door opened...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1750 edition. Excerpt: ... "tum." The Opinions of the Lawyers are therefore to be consulted; and I trust that in the course of this Esiay it will...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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