Sentence Examples


  • In 1204 John gave the manor to William Bruere and granted to the town all the privileges of a free borough which were enjoyed by Nottingham and Derby; but before this it seems to have had prescriptive borough rights.
  • Among the curious customs of Halifax was the Gibbet Law, which was probably established by a prescriptive right to protect the wool trade, and gave the inhabitants the power of executing any one taken within their liberty, who, when tried by a jury of sixteen of the frith-burgesses, was found guilty of the theft of any goods of the value of more than 13d.
  • The corporation, which was prescriptive, was entitled the mayor, jurats and commonalty of Folkestone.
  • The corporation was prescriptive, and a hallmote held in 1293 was attended by a mayor and twelve jurats.
  • Apparently the title was occasionally used, and the use gradually grew into a prescriptive right.

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