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1. ap(p)rǒuen v.

Additional spellings: approuen
13 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Law To appropriate (common land) to one's own use and profit [in accordance with the Statutes of Merton (1236) and Westminster (1285)]; -- refl. & intr.; (b) to assign (sth.) as property; (c) to…

2. attachement n.

10 quotations in 1 sense
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Law The act of distraining (sb.) to appear in court, or of sequestering (property); also, a writ of distraint, writ of attachement.

3. attǒurnẹ̄, -ei n.

Additional spellings: attournei
47 quotations in 4 senses
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Law A person formally designated or appointed to represent a litigant in court or to transact official business; legal agent, attorney, advocate; attourne general, advocate empowered to act in all…

4. endīten v.

71 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) To write or compose (a book, poem, letter, etc.);--with or without obj.; (b) to write (in a certain language, manner, or style); (c) to compose (a song, a Psalm); (d) of oral composition or…

5. endōsen v.

14 quotations in 3 senses
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Law (a) To confirm or approve (a charter, bill, agreement, etc.), [orig. by writing on the back of the document];--also fig.; (b) to approve a reply to (a petition), to grant (a petition) under seal…

6. extente n.

12 quotations in 2 senses
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Law Survey, appraisal, or valuation of land or other property for purposes of taxation; (b) assessed value; (c) tax levied on such valuation; also, income from taxes.

7. flotīse, -ishe n.

Additional spellings: flotishe
4 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Scum or grease floating on a liquid; (b) law the legal right to flotsam.

8. pūralẹ̄ n.

7 quotations in 1 sense
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Law A royal or an official perambulation of a royal forest, a city, country, etc., to determine its bounds.

9. purchā̆s(e n.

Additional spellings: purchase
76 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) Acquisition, gain; also, something acquired or received, a possession; wealth, property, goods; fig. something possessed as a natural gift [quot.: Capgr.], something earned or deserved; ben of

10. purport(e n.

Additional spellings: purporte
5 quotations in 1 sense
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law the surface or expressed meaning of a document, stipulation, etc. (sometimes contrasted with tenour, its true and essential meaning; sometimes perhaps more generally, the contents or substance of…

11. purprestūre n.

15 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Law An illegal occupation or encroachment upon land; unauthorized use of common, private, or royal land or of waterways, as by damming or diversion; (b) a payment or rent due to the legal owner of…

12. replevīn n.

7 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Law A legal process for the temporary restoration of confiscated property pending a court hearing; also, the restoration of privileges; (b) a writ of replevin.

13. somnen v.

105 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) To urge (sb. to do sth.), invite, call upon; order (sb. to do sth.); -- also with that clause; ben somned, be called upon (to do sth.), be obliged; ben somned to, be invited to (a feast); (b) ?to…

14. strai n.

31 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Law A domestic animal found wandering away from its home or enclosure and subject to impoundment and, if unredeemed, to forfeiture, an estray; -- also coll.; also, the right to impound an estray…

15. strepe n.(2)

3 quotations in 1 sense
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Law Spoliation of land, destruction of parts of a tenement, etc.; strepe and (or) waste.

16. tachen v.(1)

37 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) To fasten (sth. to sth.), attach; also fig.;—also without obj.; nail (sb. to a cross or tree); also, sew (sth. to a garment); ppl. tachinge, sticking together, gluey; (b) to tie (a horse to sth.)…

17. verdit n.

20 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Law A decision rendered by a jury in an inquest or a court case, verdict; verdit yeldinge; yeven verdit; seien (supposen) for verdit, to find (that sth. is or was the case), make a ruling (b) a…

18. warant n.

73 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) One who guards or defends, a protector;—also used of God; also, a champion; drauen to warant, to resort to or betake oneself (to sb. or Christ) as a protector or for protection;—also refl. (b)…

19. weif n.

27 quotations in 1 sense
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Law (a) Property, including livestock, app. ownerless and hence subject to seizure and forfeiture, abandoned goods; weif and strai (b) a piece of such property, a stray domestic animal; weifs and

20. weiven v.(1)

114 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) To fail (to do sth.); decline (to do sth.); also, disobey a command (that one do sth.) (b) to eschew (joy, a vice, etc.); refuse (a gift, food, etc.); also, decline (an office); (c) to resist…

21. wrek n.

31 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Law That which washes ashore from the sea, esp. from a wrecked ship; also, the right to take that which washes up on a certain stretch of seashore; ?also, a wrecked ship, a shipwreck [quot…