Mignault, Pierre-Basile

Pierre-Basile Mignault, legal author, judge (b at Worcester, Mass 30 Sept 1854; d at Montreal 15 Oct 1945). Educated in Montreal, where he brilliantly completed law studies at McGill (1878) and later taught civil law (1914-18), Mignault was a prolific writer on various topics in Quebec law. He is now chiefly remembered for his monumental treatise Le Droit civil canadien (9 vols, 1885-1916) which is still cited as an authority in Quebec courts. He sat as a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada (1918-29). Many of his judgements, written in French and English, are considered authoritative statements on CIVIL LAW in Canada.