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DE MEDIETATE LINGUiE Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Of the half tongue; half of one tongue and half of another. This phrase describes that species
of jury which, at common law, was allowed in both civil and criminal cases where one
of the parties was an alien, not speaking or understanding English. It was composed of
six English denizens or natives and six of the alien’s own countrymen.


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