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common law
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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  • The office of justice of the peace I try’d a little, by attending a few courts, and sitting on the bench to hear causes; but finding that more knowledge of the common law than I possess’d was necessary to act in that station with credit, I gradually withdrew from it, excusing myself by my being oblig’d to attend the higher duties of a legislator in the Assembly.

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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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