What is LEGATORY?

The third part of a freeman’s personal estate, which by the custom of London, in case he had a wife and children. the freeman might always have disposed of by will. Bac. Abr. “Customs of London,” D. 4. Legates violare contra jus gentium est. 4 Coke, pref. It is contrary to the law of nations te injure ambassadors.

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