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FUERO Definition & Legal Meaning

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In Spanish law. A law; a code.A general usage or custom of a province, having the force of law. Strother v. Lucas,12 I’et. 440, 0 L. Ed. 1137. Ir contra fuero, to violate a received custom.A grant of privileges and Immunities. Conccder fucros, to grant exemptions.A charter granted to a city or town. Also designated as “cartas pucblas.”An act of donation made to an individual, a church, or convent, on certain conditions.A declaration of a magistrate, in relation to taxation, fines, etc.A charter granted by the sovereign, or those having authority from him, establishingthe franchises of towns, cities, etc.A place where justice is administered.A peculiar forum, before which a party is amenable.The jurisdiction of a tribunal, which is entitled to take cognizance of a cause; asfuero ccclesiastico, fuero militar. See Schm. Civil Law, Introd. G4.


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