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Declinature Act 1681

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Our Soveraigne Lord Considering that by the Declinature Act 1594 It is expressly statute and Ordained that no Senatour of the College of Justice . . . F1 shall sit or vote in the Causes of their Father Brother and Son Doeth with advice and consent of his Estates of Parliament Statute and Ordain that this Declinatour shall for the future be farder extended to degrees of Affinity as well as Consanguinity So that in all time coming No Senatour of the Colledge of Justice . . . F1 shall sit or vote in Causes wher the pursuer or defender is either ffather Brother or Son in Law to him And also that he shall not sit or vote in any cause where he is Uncle or Nephew to the Pursuer or Defender And it is heirby declared that this Act shall be extended to . . . F1 the Commissioners of the Justiciary And to all other Judges and Judicatures in the Kingdom who may be declined wher they are related to the party pursuer or Defender in the Degrees forsaids

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