CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION……………...............................................5
CHAPTER 1
THE HERITAGE OF LEGAL LATIN IN EUROPE
1.1.

The Importance of Roman Law
in European Cultures…………………………………7

1.2.

A Common Language for Legal Systems…...………..8

1.3.

Latin in Modern Legal Languages..............................10

1.4.

The Risk of Misunderstanding Latin..........................13

CHAPTER 2
THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF ENGLISH LEGAL
SYSTEM
2.1.
The Anglo-Saxon Period…………………………….15
2.2.

The Norman Conquest……………………………….17

2.3.

The Resurrection of English…………………………19

CHAPTER 3
CONTINUING USE OF LATIN IN LEGAL ENGLISH
3.1

Traces of Latin Origin in Modern Legal English…….21

3.2

Pronunciation Problems……………………...............23

3.3

Advantages and Disadvantages
in Using Latin Language…………………………….25

CHAPTER 4
CASE STUDY–LATIN EXPRESSIONS FREQUENTLY
USED IN COURTROOMS AND LEGAL DOCUMENTS..27
CONCLUSIONS…………………………………………...39
BIBLIOGRAPHY………………………………………….40

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