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" A statute,! which treats of things or persons of an inferior rank, cannot by any general words be extended to those of a superior. So a statute treating of " deans, prebendaries, parsons, vicars, and others having spiritual promotion... "
British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an ... - Page 9
by William Nicholson - 1821
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

William Blackstone - Law - 1807
...statute, treating of " deans, pre" bendaries, parsons, vicars, and others having spiritual pro" motion," is held not to extend to bishops, though they have...promotion ; deans being the highest persons named (17), and bishops being of a still higher orders;. 3. PENAL statutes must be construed strictly. Thus...
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The British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences, Volume 6

William Nicholson - 1809
...2. A statute, which treats of things or persons of an inferior rank, cannot, by any general Vvords, be extended to those of a superior. Thus, a statute...bishops, though they have spiritual promotion, deans brins the highest persons named, and bishops being of a still higher order. 3. I'eual statutes must...
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Fishing

Jacques Vanière - Fishing - 1809 - 44 pages
...of things or persons of an inferior rank, cannot by any general words be extended to a superior. So a statute treating of deans, prebendaries, parsons, vicars, and others, having spiritual promotions, is held not to extend to bishops, though they have spiritual promotion. Deans being the...
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A Law Grammar, Or: Rudiments of the Law : Compiled from the Grounds ...

Giles Jacob - Law - 1817 - 260 pages
...Nottingham's MSS. notes to Co. Lit. 2!0. a. Sed vide 1 Freem. 476. 2 Co. 46. 1 Bl. Cum. 88. So, also, where a statute treating of " deans, prebendaries, parsons, vicars," and others having spiritual promotion ; deans being the highest persons named, bishops, who are of still a higher order, are not included...
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Gifford's English lawyer; or, Every man his own lawyer, by John Gifford

Alexander Whellier - 1825
...or persons of an inferior rank cannot, by any general words, be extended to those of a siir perior. Thus, a statute treating of" deans, prebendaries,...named, and bishops being of a still higher order. Penal statutes must be construed strictly : but statutes against frauds are to be liberally and beneficially...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1825
...statute, treating of " deans, pre" bendaries, parsons, vicars, and others' having spiritual pro" motion?" is held not to extend to bishops, though they have...persons named, and bishops being of a still higher orderg. 3. PENAL statutes must be construed strictly. Thus the statute 1 Edw. VI. c. 12. having enacted...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1825
...statute, treating of " deans, pre" bendaries, parsons, vicars, and others having spiritual pro" motion" is held not to extend to bishops, though they have...persons named, and bishops being of a still higher orderg. 3. PENAL statutes must be construed strictly. Thus the statute 1 Edw.VI. c. 12. having enacted...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Common ..., Volume 8

Great Britain. Court of Common Pleas, John Bayly Moore - Law reports, digests, etc - 1826
...those of n superior degree; under which rule as laid down in the Archbishop of Canterbury's case (a), a statute treating of deans, prebendaries, parsons, vicars, and others having spiritual promotion, was held not to extend to bishops, although they had spiritual promotion; for if it had been otherwise...
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Hansard's Parliamentary Debates

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1833
...things or persons of an inferior rank cannot by any general words be extended to those of a superior. So a statute treating of ' deans, prebendaries, parsons,...named, and bishops being of a still higher order." That doctrine was quite correct where general words only were employed in the statute ; but in the...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books ; with an ..., Volume 1

William Blackstone - Law - 1836
...or persons of an inferior rank, cannot by any general words be extended to those of a superior. So a statute, treating of " deans, prebendaries, parsons,...spiritual promotion; deans being the highest persons named (33), and bishops being of a still higher order (g). (e) 3 Rep. 7; Co Litt. 11, 42. (/) Co. Litt. 45;...
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