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Dissertations on Early Law and Custom


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... INDEX. aCTIONS ACTIONS, law of, place assigned to it by Roman Jurists, 388, 389 Adams, II. C, his ' Historical Studies' referred to, Note A, 330 Adoption, practice and importance of at Rome and Athens, 96, 97; its survival as an institution on the Con-tinent, 96; practice of among Hin-dus and in India generally, 97, 154; Roman usage of referred to, 198 Aged men among Hindus, withdrawal of into 'religion, ' 21, 22; status of, 22 et seq. Agnatic kindred, 238, 239 Agnation, system of, among Romans referred to, 198; among words re-ferred to, Note A, 283 Alice in Wonderland' referred to, 35 Allod, the, meaning and description of, 338 et seq.; its difference from the feud, 341, 342; how it passed into the feud, 343 et seq. Amatongo, the, worship of referred to, 54 Ancestor-worship, incumbent upon heirs in most early communities, 53; theory of its origin, 67-70; subsequent to recognition of Paternity, 75, 76; its tendency to dissolve the family, 77; its connection with Inheritance, 53, 78, 79; intense desire fr male off-spring created by, 85; among Chi-nese, described, 60 et seq.; expense of, 61; honours not originally paid to women, 72, 73; in reference to fu-neral rites, 80; intense desire for male offspring created by, 86; among Christians and Mahommedans merely accidental, 59; its relation to Con-fucianism and Buddhism, 63, 64 aNCESTOR among Greeks compared with Hindu worship, 57, 58; among Hebrews re-ferred to, 58; among Hindus, sense in which it is to be regarded, 53; proximity in time essential to, 54; reverence paid to remote ancestors later in point of time, 54; its ela-borate liturgy and ritual, 55; law of Inheritance dependent upon, 55; as it affects daily life, 56; distinction between general and daily worship, 57, 64; under name of... Hide synopsis

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