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Cupar Justice

Same as “Jedburgh Justice,” hang first and try afterwards. Abingdon Law is another phrase. It is said that Major-General Brown, of Abingdon, in the Commonwealth, first hanged his prisoners and then tried them.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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