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Nolumus legen mutari

English translation: we do not want the laws to be changed

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Latin term or phrase:Nolumus leges mutari
English translation:we do not want the laws to be changed
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21:52 Jan 7, 2002
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Latin term or phrase: Nolumus legen mutari
from latin to english
we do not want the laws to be changed
Explanation:
HTH

Sheila



[Phrases] nolumus leges Angliae mutari ["We do not wish the laws of England to be changed" (Latin)]; vestigia nulla retrorsum [Horace. "No tracks (going) backwards" (Latin)]; labitur et albetur [Horace].


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[Phrases] esto perpetua ["Let (it) be perpetual" (Latin)]; nolumus leges Angliae mutari ["We do not wish the laws of England to be changed" (Latin)]; j'y suis et j'y reste ["I am here and here I remain" (French)].



The English common law system was largely unaffected by Roman law. English feudal law considered children born before marriage to be illegitimate, and hence incapable of inheriting a hereditament. When a court action over land involved a dispute over the legitimacy of a party, the king's court referred the issue to the ecclesiastical court; in the case of a child born before marriage, however, the "plea of special bastardy" framed the question as: "Was the child born before marriage?" At the parliament of Merton under Henry III prealtes objected to this, but the barons refused to cede ("Nolumus leges Angliae mutari" was their famous reply). Thus the statute of Merton (20 Henry III) enshrined this rule in law.

http://www.heraldica.org/topics/royalty/legmatsub.htm

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let the laws abide


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we do not want the laws to be changed


Explanation:
HTH

Sheila



[Phrases] nolumus leges Angliae mutari ["We do not wish the laws of England to be changed" (Latin)]; vestigia nulla retrorsum [Horace. "No tracks (going) backwards" (Latin)]; labitur et albetur [Horace].


http://www.thesaurus.com/thesaurus/roget/I/143.html


[Phrases] esto perpetua ["Let (it) be perpetual" (Latin)]; nolumus leges Angliae mutari ["We do not wish the laws of England to be changed" (Latin)]; j'y suis et j'y reste ["I am here and here I remain" (French)].



The English common law system was largely unaffected by Roman law. English feudal law considered children born before marriage to be illegitimate, and hence incapable of inheriting a hereditament. When a court action over land involved a dispute over the legitimacy of a party, the king's court referred the issue to the ecclesiastical court; in the case of a child born before marriage, however, the "plea of special bastardy" framed the question as: "Was the child born before marriage?" At the parliament of Merton under Henry III prealtes objected to this, but the barons refused to cede ("Nolumus leges Angliae mutari" was their famous reply). Thus the statute of Merton (20 Henry III) enshrined this rule in law.

http://www.heraldica.org/topics/royalty/legmatsub.htm

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 2002-01-08 00:03:33 (GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

let the laws abide


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See your message here...Mackey\'s Landmarks
... old barons of England - \"Nolumus leges mutari.\" ^ * Square brackets denote sections
omitted in Mackey\'s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry. Vertical bars denote text ...
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25land3
... the comparatively modern rites of Freemasonry, however they may differ in ... sturdy
old barons of England, Nolumus leges mutari, let the laws abide. ...
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Sheila Hardie
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