Perrin Dandin

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Perrin Dandin is a fictional character in the Third Book of Rabelais, who seats himself judge-wise on the first stump that offers, and passes offhand a sentence in any matter of litigation; a character who figures similarly in a comedy of Racine's, and in a fable of La Fontaine's.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainWood, James, ed. (1907). "Dandin, Perrin" . The Nuttall Encyclopædia. London and New York: Frederick Warne.