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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 496 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FLETA, a treatise, with the sub-title seu Conzmentarius juris Anglicani, on the common law of England. It appears, from internal evidence, to have been written in the reign of Edward I., about the year r no. It is for the most part a poorimitation of Bracton. The author is supposed to have written it during his confinement in the Fleet prison, hence the name. It has been conjectured that he was one of those judges who were imprisoned for malpractices by Edward I. Fleta was first printed by J. Selden in 1647, with a dissertation (2nd edition, 1685).
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