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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The liberty of being sworn in courts, as a juror or witness; one of the ancient privileges of a freeman; free and common law; -- an obsolete expression signifying substantially the same as the American expression civil rights.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Free or common law, or the rights a person enjoys under it.

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