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Reference and meaning: the ambiguity of definite descriptions in wills

By Ross Charnock


Article by Dr Ross Charnock (Maitre de Conferences at the University of Paris) published in Amicus Curiae - Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies. The Journal is produced by the Society for Advanced Legal Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. The first of two articles adapted from a lecture given to the Statute Law Society at the Institute of Advanced legal Studies on October 1, 2007. This article is concerned with direct reference to individuals

Topics: LAW
Publisher: SALS/IALS
Year: 2007
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Provided by: SAS-SPACE

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