Acton Burnel, statute of


Acton Burnel, statute of
In English law, a statute, otherwise called Statutum Mercatorum or de Mercatoribus, the statute of the merchants, made at a parliament held at the castle or village of Acton Burnel in Shropshire, in the llth year of the reign of Edward I. It was a statute for the collection of debts, the earliest of its class, being enacted in 1283. A further statute for the same object, and known as De Mercatoribus, was enacted 13 Edw. I, (c. 3).
See statute (statute-merchant)

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Acton Burnel — ( spr. Äcton borrn l), Dorf in der englischen Grafschaft Shrop, wo unter Eduard II. 1283 das Statute merchant erneuert ward …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • statute of Acton Burnel — In English law, a statute, otherwise called Statutum Mercatorum or de Mercatoribus, the statute of the merchants, made at a parliament held at the castle or village of Acton Burnel in Shropshire, in the llth year of the reign of Edward I. It was… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Statute of Acton Burnel — See Acton Burnel …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Acton Burnel — An English statute (1285) named from the place where it was passed and providing a procedure for the collection of debts …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • de mercatoribus — /diy markatorabas/ Concerning merchants. The name of an English statute passed in the eleventh year of Edw. I (1233), more commonly called the Statute of Acton Burnel, authorizing the recognizance by statute merchant. 2 Bl.Comm. 161 …   Black's law dictionary

  • De Mercatoribus — The statute 13 Edward I (1285) allowing the charging of lands of a merchant with debts contracted in trade. The statute was also called Acton Burnel. See 2 Bl Comm 160; 4 Bl Comm 426 …   Ballentine's law dictionary


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