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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book offers one jurisprudential redescription by paying attention to the material movements of two dead, ceremonial practices and the technical movements of Anglo-Australian common law. It shows the jurist how they might account for and take responsibility for some of the forms of common law practice as a matter of office. The book explores the technical forms and material practices of movement, some of the ways in which common law moves in its relations and comes to be in place, or at least seems to come to be in place. It concludes by raising the question of 'how to move well' as a matter of jurisprudential concern, by attending to the role of ceremony, jurisdictional technologies of movement and the conduct of office as part of the lawful responsibility to care for the dead.