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  • ’Why, you’d have to go to Doctors’ Commons with a suit, and you’d have to go to a court of Common Law with a suit, and you’d have to go to the House of Lords with a suit, and you’d have to get an Act of Parliament to enable you to marry again, and it would cost you (if it was a case of very plain sailing), I suppose from a thousand to fifteen hundred pound,’ said Mr. Bounderby.

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  • The United States inherited its common law from Great Britain.
  • Alabama and common law pleading, for instance, was a subject so ethereal in nature that Henry passed it only by memorizing the book.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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