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ROY Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

L. Fr. The king. Roy est l’original de touts franchises. Keilw. 138. The king is the origin of all franchises. Roy n’est lie per ascun statute si il ne soit expressment nosme. The king is not bound by any statute, unless expressly named. Jenk. Cent. 307; Broom, Max. 72. Roy poet dispenser ove malum prohibitum, mais non malum per se. Jenk. Cent. 307. The king can grant a dispensation for a malum prohibitum, but not for a malum per se.


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