consuetudo

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It is true, that if the affection or aptness of the children be extraordinary, then it is good not to cross it; but generally the precept is good, optimum elige, suave et facile illud faciet consuetudo.
The defendant's lawyer "said that it was a custom in Trogir for men to elect kings and leaders among themselves and to play with weapons among themselves at Easter and for several days after the festival" (et dixit quod consuetudo est in Tragurio, quod homines faciunt reges et dominos inter se et ludunt cum armis inter [se in] Pascate et post festum per plures dies).
Consuetudo docendi smothers quaestio veritatis' (p.
98) The great English-language vernacular book of the day, for example, Gerard Malynes's much-reprinted Consuetudo, vel lex Mercatoria, or The Ancient Law-Merchant (1622) tracked the canon-law tradition.
STEPHEN GRUNDMAN, "The Role of Consuetudo (Custom) in St.
This potential conflict has been resolved by seeking a balance under the principle of lex et consuetudo Parliamenti--the law and custom of Parliament--and the doctrine of parliamentary privilege.
In "Venetian Epilogue: Jacopo Sansovino from Inventio to Consuetudo," Tafuri turns to the transplantation of a Tuscan-trained architect to the foreign soil of Venice.
52) It should not come as a surprise, then, that the normative value of commercial praxis (consuetudo seu usus mercatorum) occupies pride of place in his ethics; see my "La valeur normative de consuetudo pour la resolution de quelques cas de conscience autour des contrats dans l'oeuvre de Leonard Lessius (1554-1623)," in Actas del Coloquio Internacional del Historia del Derecho (Miercoles 26 y Jueves 27 de Septiembre de 2007, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Buenos Aires) [Forthcoming, 2008].
84) are not quite as infrequent as most of the other items in the present category, but EEBO records only five instances of "observe time"--in Castiglione's Courtier (1561), in George Gifford's Discourse of the Subtle Practices of Devils (1587), in Edmund Gardiner's Trial of Tobacco (1610), in Gerard Malynes's Consuetudo, vel Lex Mercatoria (1622), and in Deloney's Pleasant History of John Winchcombe (1626).
Justice Littledale, in a concurring opinion, added that "it is further said that the courts of law have no knowledge or means of knowledge as to the lex et consuetudo parlementi, and cannot therefore determine any question respecting it.
Corrigendus apud Plinium locus ex libro octavo et vigesimo Naturalis historiae, capite secundo, quo tractatur an sit in medendo aliqua vis verborum: subducta enim vox una, qua vetus indicatur consuetudo, vetustiore quoque testimonio comprobata.
Inde etiam inoleuit laudabilis consuetudo in ecclesia in quibusdam partibus, ut pronuntiato litteraliter euangelio statim in uulgari populo exponeretur.