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Crólige mBáis’

McLeod, N. (2009) Crólige mBáis’. Eriu, 59 . pp. 25-36.

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D.A. Binchy believed that a crólige mbáis was an injury that had been diagnosed as fatal. He considered that the only compensation payable for such an injury was the payment provided for in Bretha Crólige §2. He stated that the law had changed significantly by the time of the later legal commentaries. These commentaries suggest (a) that a crólige báis was merely an injury that put the victim in danger of death, and (b) that the payment in Bretha Crólige §2 substituted only for the provision of sick-maintenance. The present article argues that the law in the commentaries on these two matters held good for the earlier period as well.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Law
Publisher: Royal Irish Academy
Copyright: Royal Irish Academy
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