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statutory law
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

3 uses
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Definition
law developed by governmental groups in contrast to common law (based on custom and precedent) — this is also one of the senses of the term, civil law
  • However, if these good Haudriettes were, for the moment, complying with the statutes of Pierre d'Ailly, they certainly violated with joy those of Michel de Brache, and the Cardinal of Pisa, which so inhumanly enjoined silence upon them.
    1.4.1 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 1 — Good Souls (23% in)
  • They were Agnes la Herme, Jehanne de la Tarme, Henriette la Gaultière, Gauchère la Violette, all four widows, all four dames of the Chapel Etienne Haudry, who had quitted their house with the permission of their mistress, and in conformity with the statutes of Pierre d'Ailly, in order to come and hear the sermon.
    1.4.1 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 1 — Good Souls (21% in)
  • Upon this score he was so jealous of austerity and reserve, that when the Dame de Beaujeu, the king's daughter, came to visit the cloister of Notre-Dame, in the month of December, 1481, he gravely opposed her entrance, reminding the bishop of the statute of the Black Book, dating from the vigil of Saint-Barthélemy, 1334, which interdicts access to the cloister to "any woman whatever, old or young, mistress or maid."
    1.4.5 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 5 — More about Claude Frollo (92% in)

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