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Doctors' Commons
See David Copperfield ch. 23 ff.


The name applied to a society of ecclesiastical lawyers in London, dissolved in 1857, and to the building near St. Paul's cathedral which housed this corporation. Records of marriage licenses, divorces, and wills were kept here until the building was demolished in 1867.Define a word !

http://www.evo.org/sherlock/london/doctors_commons.html

See also: Ch. Dickens, Sketches by Boz, 8: Doctors' Commons

 

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