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Doctorsʹ Commons

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A locality near St. Paul’s, where the ecclesiastical courts were formerly held, and wills preserved. To “common” means to dine together; a term still used at our universities. Doctorsʹ Commons was so called because the doctors of civil law had to dine together four days in each term. This was called eating their terms.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Doctor Slop
Doctor Squintum
Doctor Syntax
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Doctors Commons
Doctors Disagree
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