Compositio Mensurarum

The regulation of measures, --the name of the earliest English statute which established a standard of weight. This was originally taken from corns or grains of wheat, thirty-two of which, by the statute, made a pennyweight, twenty of these an ounce, and twelve ounces a pound. See 1 Bl Comm 275.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • compositio mensurarum — /kompazish(iy)ow menshareram/ The ordinance of measures. The title of an ancient ordinance, not printed, mentioned in the statute 23 Hen. VIII, c. 4; establishing a standard of measures. 1 Bl.Comm. 275 …   Black's law dictionary

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