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How did “bylaw” originate?

April 30, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Legal

By in bylaw is believed to be derived from the Old Danish word by or bye, meaning “town” or “dwelling place,” which still survives in numerous English place names, such as Whitby, Grimsby, Derby, Rugby, Appleby and Netherby, all of which were named by the Danes. In Lincolnshire, one of the chief seats of the …

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