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writer to the Signet

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In Scotland, a senior solicitor conducting cases in the Court of Session; originally a clerk in the Secretary of State's office who prepared writs for the Signet.

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Chairs of Interest to Lawyers

Roger L. Emerson.

in Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment

April 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 8940 words.

This chapter discusses the lawyers' interest in the humanist's post which taught humanity or Latin. It observes that Scottish lawyers had long taken a special interest in the teaching of...

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