Middle English Dictionary Entry

bī̆r-laue n.
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Note: Cp. bi-laue.
A body of customs or regulations current in a community (a village or district) and enforced locally, esp. regulations concerning land use, grazing, etc. [See G. C. Homans, Eng.Villagers (1942), pp. 101-6, 289-91, 362-3.]