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ASSAULT AND BATTERY – An English law term for injury to the person—a crime recognized from the earliest stages of human law. Disputes about property, about contracts, or about the rights of man in the family or in society, arose later in the course...
ASSEMBLY, THE GREAT – See Synagogue, the Great.
ASSER, CAREL – Dutch jurist; son of Moses Salomon Asser; born at Amsterdam, Holland, Feb. 15, 1780; died Aug. 3, 1836. He studied law and philology at the Athenæum at Amsterdam. After obtaining a doctor's degree, July 3. 1799, Asser devoted...