What is BILINGUIS?

Of a double language or tongue; that can speak two languages. A term applied in the old books to a jury composed partly of Englishmen and partly of foreigners, which, by the English law, an alien party to a suit is, in certain cases, entitled to; more commonly called a “jury de nudictate limjucc.” 3 Bl. Comm. 300; 4 Steph. Comm. 422.

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