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1. advocacīe, advō̆cātie n.

Additional spellings: advocatie
5 quotations in 1 sense
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Law (a) the activity of a professional pleader in courts of law, advocacy; (b) the advocacy performed by a prosecutor, a charge or accusation; (c) theol. intercession or advocacy on behalf of a sinner…

2. allē̆ǧea(u)nce n.(1)

Additional spellings: allegeaunce
13 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Law A formal declaration or deposition; (b) the citing of authorities (esp. the Scriptures) in support of a doctrine or opinion; (c) the expression of an opinion or objection; assertion…

3. allocacion n.

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Law Authorization.

4. allō̆cāte n. & adj.

3 quotations in 1 sense
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Law A writ authorizing payment (as of a pension or allowance); writ allocate.

5. almes(se n.

Additional spellings: almesse
144 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) Anything given to relieve those in poverty or distress, any charitable gift or offering, alms; an allotment of alms; eten almes, be dependent on alms; gan on almes, liven bi, of almes, live on…

6. avīs n.

109 quotations in 8 senses
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Sight, view; inspection, scrutiny.

7. capias n.

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Law (a) A writ of arrest; also the serving of such a writ, an arrest; (b) capias utlagāt, capias legāt, a writ directing the arrest of an outlawed person.

8. champartīe n.

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Law The practice of aiding a litigant for a share of the matter in dispute, champerty.

9. convictiōn n.

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Law The act of finding a person guilty of an offense, conviction.

10. cǒuntẹ̄ n.(3)

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(a) The territory ruled by a count; also, an English earldom; also fig.; (b) ?country, territory.

11. dēdimus potestātem n.

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Law A writ commissioning a private person to administer an oath of office.

12. dē̆pendaunce n.

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(a) The state of being dependent; (b) law an action or fact growing out of a legal action, consequence, result.

13. dētermināciǒun n.

30 quotations in 4 senses
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Usually law (a) Disposition or settlement of a suit or dispute; decision, verdict; doom, undoing; (b) power to adjudicate, jurisdiction.

14. endentūre n.

43 quotations in 2 senses
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Law A written formal agreement. [For method of preparation, see endenten; endentures, pair of endentures are the several identical copies of the agreement.] (a) The written record of a lease or of an…

15. entente n.

160 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) Purpose or intention; aim or object; reason (for doing something); (b) of entente, intentionally, deliberately, voluntarily; double of entente, ?shifty; (c) for, in, til, to, with (the) entente

16. estaunce n.

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Law?A statute or ordinance.

17. exiǧend n.

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Law A writ requiring a defendant to appear on pain of outlawry; the condition of a person named in such a writ; putten in exigend, ben at exigend.

18. hang-wīte n.

Additional spellings: hangwite
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Law The right to impose a fine for hanging a culprit without legal trial; also, an acquittance of amercement for such an offense.

19. interesse n.

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(a) Law A legal claim or right; also fig.; haven interesse in (of), to have a claim upon (sth.), have rights in (sth.); (b) the right to claim compensation for damage; ?also, damage, injury; (c) the…

20. maundement n.

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(a) A commandment (of God, Christ, Mohammed, etc.) regulating human conduct; fixed precept or rule of conduct (contained in the law of God or a religious rule); one of the Ten Commandments; (b) coll.

21. mō̆rther n.(1)

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(a) Deliberate killing of a human being, murder; morther of self, soule morther, spiritual suicide or death; (b) in prov. sayings: morther wil out, etc.; (c) a massacre; (d) crime, outrage; injury or…

22. mortificāciǒun n.

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(a) Death; (b) renunciation of self and the world; mortificacioun of the flesh (bodi), mortificacioun of sinne, penitential asceticism.

23. nōn-obstant(e prep. & n.

Additional spellings: nonobstant, non-obstante, nonobstante
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(a) Notwithstanding, in spite of; (b) law clause of non-obstant, a clause used in statutes and letters patent in which the king authorized an action contrary to established law.

24. obrepciọ̄n n.

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Law Acquisition by deceitful means.

25. orī̆ǧinā̆l(e n.

Additional spellings: originale
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(a) Origin, source; ancestry of a person; a source of a river; also fig.; haven original of (in), to originate in (sth.); taken original of (from), arise from (sth.); originate in (a place); of a…

26. piscārīes n. plural

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Law Fishing rights.

27. plāce n.

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(a) Space, extension in two or three dimensions, room, area; also fig.; biriden so muche place, to ride over so much area, cover so much ground; haven place, have room; occupien place, occupy space…

28. prē̆mis(se n.

Additional spellings: premisse
35 quotations in 3 senses
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Pl. (a) Aforesaid matters, previously stated points; (b) preliminary plans, preparations; premis of the welcominge, preparations for the welcome.

29. prēmūnīre faciās n.

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Law A writ summoning (sb.) to appear for contempt of the king's jurisdiction, so-called from the words 'premunire facias' which occur in the text of the writ.

30. prēscripciǒun n.

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(a) Law Title or right acquired by virtue of uninterrupted possession or use for a period of time sufficient, according to law, to establish such claim; (b) sentence of exile, proscription [error for…

31. prē̆sentāciǒun n.

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(a) The formal act or ceremony of dedicating an infant or a young child to God or to a pagan deity; also, the Christian Feast of the Presentation, Candlemas; (b) the formal induction of an elected…

32. profre n.

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(a) An act of offering or presenting a gift; an offer of a gift, money, reward, help, etc.; (b) an offer of battle, a challenge; a peace offer or proposal, an offer to surrender; fig. the Devil's…

33. quiēt(e-claime n.

Additional spellings: quietclaime, quiete-claime, quieteclaime
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Law A relinquishing to another of a legal right or interest in its entirety.

34. quī̆te-claime n.

Additional spellings: quiteclaime
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(a) Law A relinquishing to another of the entirety of alegal right or interest, esp. in real property; a deed of release, quitclaim deed; chartre of quite-claime; (b) gon quite-claime, to go free…

35. quō warantō n.

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Law A royal writ of inquiry to determine by what warrant a person held an office or franchise.

36. record(e n.

Additional spellings: recorde
87 quotations in 7 senses
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Remembrance or recollection of something; of record, in remembrance.

37. remisse n.

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(a) Exception, waiver; (b) Law A transfer of property, ?quitclaim.

38. remissōrī n.

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Law ?A letter or brief in response to a decision; ?an appeal.

39. rent(e n.

Additional spellings: rente
162 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) Revenue from property, income; also fig.; (b) a source of revenue or income, property yielding revenue; -- usu. pl.; lond and (or) rent, rent and lond, londes and (ne, other) rentes; (c) wealth…

40. rescǒus n.

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(a) Deliverance, rescue; assistance, help; also, defense; also fig.; rescous of oure lei, defense of our faith; don rescous, to render aid; maken rescous, render aid, rescue something; also, prepare…

41. resort(e n.

Additional spellings: resorte
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A return, a coming back; maken resort, to return.

42. return n.

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(a) An act of returning to a place or state, a return; also, retaliation; sauns return, without fail; (b) law the sending back of a writ or other document to a court with a report, a return; a report…

43. seisī̆n(e n.

Additional spellings: seisine
51 quotations in 3 senses
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Law: (a) Seizin, possession in freehold, freq. indicated or established by actual or physical possession; also, the right to something [quot.: c1436, 2nd]; also, the ceremony at which seizin is…

44. taille n.

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(a) A slash, cut; (b) a style, fashion, manner in which cloth is cut; (c) physical appearance, shape; (d) coll. slips of wood, cuttings; also [1st quot.], ?a thicket; ?undergrowth [this word and the…

45. transcript n.

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Chiefly law A copy of a document, transcript; also [quot. 1472-5], ?an escheat; ?a written promise to pay.

46. trust n.

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(a) Confidence (in sb. or sth.), reliance (on sb. or sth.), trust; haven trust, to have confidence (in sb. or sth.), rely (on sb. or sth.); with inf.: haven more trust..thanne, think it preferable (to…

47. verdit n.

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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…

48. vileināǧe n.

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(a) The status of a villein; excepcioun of vileinage, law a plea in which a defendant objects that a plaintiff’s claims ought to be disallowed owing either to the latter’s villein status or to his…

49. wā̆st(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: waste
82 quotations in 9 senses
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Uncultivated or uninhabited land; wilderness, desert; also, a tract of uncultivated, barren, or desolate land; ?also, a parcel of land left fallow or untended [quot. a1467].

50. weif n.

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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