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Privilegium exclusivum
(1,006 words)

1. Concept

All moves to impose legal regulations on production in manufactories and factories culminated in the traditional legal institute of the privilege, for which, once again, other terms – not necessarily synonymous – were also used throughout Europe (e.g. “permission,” “freedom,” “monopoly,” “concession”; German Fabrikprivileg, “factory privilege,” Begnadigung, “grace,” Freiheiten, “liberties”). The privileg…

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Mohnhaupt, Heinz, “Privilegium exclusivum”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 17 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_019082>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107



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