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Hornbook

A primer; a book explaining the basics, fundamentals, or rudiments of any science or branch of knowledge. The phrase hornbook law is a colloquial designation of the rudiments or general principles of law.

A colloquial reference to a series of textbooks that review various fields of law in summary, narrative form, as opposed to casebooks, which are designed as primary teaching tools and include many reprints of court opinions.

hornbook

noun abstract on the law, analysis, annotated text, capitulation, capsule, compendium, condensation, desk book, digest of the law, discourse on the law, dissection, dissertation on the law, encyclopedia, excursus, exposition, manual, manual of instruction, pandect, primer, recapitulation, review, study, study book, text, textbook, topical outline, treatise, treatise on the law

hornbook

(US) a student textbook, as opposed to a treatise for practitioners.
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As hornbook, the human heart is not just the object to be read but at the same time that which teaches to read.
Notwithstanding the above hornbook tests, however, it should be noted that the Philippine Supreme Court has frequently exercised its institutional discretion to accept various reasons to relax requirements on aspects of justiciability doctrine, such as standing, mootness, and ripeness.
In addition, the practice of "sounding" a trumpet three times to signal the start of a performance is thought to have been restricted to the outdoor playhouses, so another Hornbook passage also probably indicates such a location:
the best and most usable multi-volume treatise on federal courts; updated continuously with supplements; volumes 15A, 15B, 16, and 16A cover the courts of appeals; each section amounts to a knowledgeable and thorough lecture on the topic with comprehensive and exhaustive citations; the sixth edition of Wright & Kane's student hornbook (2002) is a masterful highlight of this set.
2002), a New York state court authorized e-mail service and dealt with due process concerns by reasoning that "[i] t is hornbook law that a constitutionally proper method of effecting substituted service need not guarantee that in all cases the defendant will in fact receive actual notice.
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As Herbert Tucker points out, the episode is remarkable "for its implication that a poetry anthology is the proper hornbook for Ida to spell her new self by" (p.
Wells's images (in addition to the 31 in color there are 147 in black-and-white) likewise include unexpected items--a sixteenth-century hornbook with its handle, a page from William Lily's A Short Introduction of Grammar showing phrases repeated in the schoolroom scene in The Merry Wives of Windsor, the reconstructed Blackfriars Theater in Staunton, Virginia, assorted production stills from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries--and in general those images are coordinated with the written text more closely than they are in Wood.
All needs must there begin, that would be wise, Nor let them fall under Discouragement, Who at their hornbook stick, and time hath spent, Upon that A.
This unique introduction to pioneer history in the form of an ABC book (B is for Bandalore (a forerunner of the yoyo), H is for the Hornbook (the textbook that most children learned to spell with), X is for the eXhaustion of hardworking homesteading families).
The digital Concise Hornbook Series enables law students to use study guides in ways they never have before.
HORNBOOK (horn-book)--any publication designed to stimulate prurience in men [a manual for children to teach them the rudiments of knowledge]