William Cecil, Lord Burghley's Notes on Law Terms (ca. 1553 - ca. 1598)
Lambeth Palace Library MS. 302
Hard-word, term-of-art, and dialect dictionaries, glossaries, and definitions
"Several pedigrees of the kings of Navarre and England; and Alphabetical Notes upon Law Terms mixt with the Pedigrees by Lord Burghley" (William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley). A table of contents of English-French law terms exists up to the end of "E", and a few entries for terms in "A" appear out of place at the end of the manuscript. The glossary, which offers French notes under the headwords, was either abandoned in favour of genealogical research or has not survived in its finished form.
Lambeth Palace Library. A Catalogue of the Archiepiscopal Manuscripts in the Library at Lambeth Palace. London: Law and Gilbert, 1812. 40. view record
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