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inn: place of residence for law students, often named after the person from whom they were first rented or acquired 2H4 III. ii. 15 “Clement's Inn” (one of the Inns of Chancery, belonging to the Inner Temple), 36 “Gray's Inn;—inns o' court,” the four sets of buildings in London (the Inner Temple, the Middle Temple, Lincoln's Inn, and Gray's Inn) belonging to the four legal societies which have the exclusive right of admitting persons to practise at the bar 2H4 III. ii. 14, 2H6 IV. vii. 2. ∥ The original meaning of this word, ‘habitation, lodging’, is possibly glanced at in R2 V. i. 13.
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