Anson, Sir William Reynell (rānĕlˈ) [key], 1843–1914, English jurist. He was a founder of the school of law at the Univ. of Oxford. From 1899 to his death he sat in Parliament as a member for Oxford. His Principles of the English Law of Contract (1879) and The Law and Custom of the Constitution (2 vol., 1886–92) are frequently consulted standard works.
See memoir ed. by H. H. Henson (1920).
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