Magna Carta (1297)

XXIX Imprisonment, &c. contrary to Law. Administration of Justice.E+W

NO Freeman shall be taken or imprisoned, or be disseised of his Freehold, or Liberties, or free Customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or any other wise destroyed; nor will We not pass upon him, nor [X1condemn him,] but by lawful judgment of his Peers, or by the Law of the Land. We will sell to no man, we will not deny or defer to any man either Justice or Right.

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X1Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: deal with him,