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Fleta(flē`tə), treatise of unknown authorship on the English common law, written in the late 13th cent. Its name is derived from the belief that it was written in the old Fleet Prison. The book is almost entirely based upon the work of Henry de BractonBracton, Henry de,
d. 1268, English writer on law. He was the author of De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliae [on the laws and customs of England], a broad, philosophic treatise that is often called the most important work on English law before that of Sir William
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