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LEY. This word is old French, a corruption of loi, and signifies law; for example, Termes de la Ley, Terms of the Law. In another, and an old technical sense, ley signifies an oath, or the oath with compurgators; as, il tend sa ley aiu pleyntiffe. Brit. c. 27.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Then Sir Richard of the Lea looked all around and strove to speak, but could scarcely do so for the feelings that choked him; at last he said in a husky, trembling voice, "Ye shall all see, good friends, that Sir Richard o' the Lea will ever remember your kindness this day.
But when the Rhenish wine and English beer and harts of Dallom Lea were spoken of, Robin said:
Yesterday at Llandudno court, chairwoman Hilary Owen told Lea,who admitted possessing a knife: "The offence is so serious only a custodial sentence can be justified in view of your previous conviction for a knife crime and failure to comply with court orders."
For Lea, the holiday was supposed to be a break after a horrific car crash which left her "lucky to be alive." The 42-year-old survived, but had severe injuries to her neck, shoulders and back, and suffered from PTSD.
What was it like working with Lea? Too bad, I had no face-to-face scene with Lea.
As well as a brasserie, garden room, library and beauty salon, all open to the local public, as well as excited residents of Gifford Lea.
At Liverpool Magistrates' Court yesterday, Lea avoided jail but was instead hit with a series of fines for her violent outburst.
Speaking during the media tour of their businesses initiated by LEA, they said currently their businesses were progressing well and they had created employment for other Batswana especially the youth.
On her Twitter account, Lea said she's flattered with the comparison with the Hollywood actress.
Sales for Lea's land plots will be launched at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2019, which is due to be held on 16-18 April.