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What is MULTITUDE

An assemblage of rnanj people. According to Coke it is not a word of very precise meaning; for some authorities hold that there must be at least ten persons to make a multitude, while others maintain that no definite number is fixed by law. Co. Litt. 257. Multitudinem decern faciunt. Co. Litt. 257. Ten make a multitude. Multitudo errantium non pai’it crrori patrocinum. The multitude of those who err furnishes no countenance or excuse for error. 11 Coke, 75a. It is no excuse for error that it is entertained by numbers. Multitudo imperitorum pcrdit curiam. The great number of unskillful practitioners ruins a court. 2 Inst. 219.

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