meaning of BREHON LAW

BREHON LAW meaning in Law Dictionary

title provided to the ancient system of law of Ireland as it existed during its conquest by Henry II.; and based on the name associated with the judges, who have been denominated "Brehons."

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Pending the work of a second Brehon Law Commission, the Laws are best studied in the six imperfect volumes (Ancient Laws of Ireland, 1865-1901) produced by the first Commission (ignoring their long and worthless introductions), together with Dr. Whitley Stokes's Criticism (London, Nutt, 1903) of Atkinson's Glossary (Dublin, 1901).

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