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Definition of YEAR BOOKS.


YEAR BOOKS.

These were books of reports of cases in a regular
series from tho reign of the English King Ed. 11. inclusive, to
the time of Henry VIII, which were taken by the prothonotaries
or chief scribes of the courts, at the expense of the crown, and
published annually, whence their name Year Books. They consist
of eleven parts, namely: Part 1. Maynards Reports, temp. Edw.
II., also divers Memoranda of the Exchequer, temp. Edward I. Part
2. Reports in the first ten years of Edw. 111. Part. 3. Reports
from l7 to 39 Edward III. Part 4. Reports from 40 to 50 Edward
111. Part 5. Liber Assisarum, or Pleas of the Crown, temp. Edw.
III. Part 6. Reports temp. Hen. TV. and Hen. V. Parts 7 and 8.
Annals, or Reports of Hen. VI. during his reign, in 2 vols. Part
9. Annals of Edward IV. Part 10. Long Quinto, or Reports in 5
Edward IV. Part 11. Cases in the reigns of Edward V, Richard III,
Henry VII, and Henry VIII.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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