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|Clearly this is a very heavily abbreviated text. In some cases they are standard Latin abbreviations, in others almost a form of shorthand for this class of document, for example uic for uicecomitibus. Note that abbreviation is not an indication of lack of significance. The particular form of abbreviation of the name and honorific titles of the king is a standard formula that indicates, unlike some other examples of documents related to this one, that it was actually written in the royal chancery.|
|Writ of Henry II (New College, Oxford, Takeley, No.136). From Salter, 1929, No.31.|
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