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1. champartīe n.

17 quotations in 3 senses
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Law The practice of aiding a litigant for a share of the matter in dispute, champerty.

2. taille n.

80 quotations in 5 senses
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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…

3. 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…

4. 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