quia emptores


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quia emptores

‘whereas purchasers’, the first words of a statute of 1290 that allowed freemen to alienate their lands without the consent of their feudal lord. It abolished subinfeudation.

QUIA EMPTORES. A name sometimes given to the English Statute of Westminster, 3, 13 Edw. I., c. 1, from its initial words. 2 Bl. Com. 91.

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