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1. appurtenaunt adj. & n.

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(a) Belonging (to a country, a manor) as a possession or a right; (b) as noun: what belongs to or forms a subsidiary part (of a manor, etc.).

2. arreinen v.

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(a) To interrogate (sb.), ask (sb.) a question; ask (a question); (b) to rebuke (sb.), censure.

3. aschītes n.

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Pathol. A collection of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity; dropsy of the abdomen; ascites.

4. audī̆tǒur n.

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An official who examines and verifies accounts, an auditor or examiner; also fig. of God.

5. bercher n.

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A shepherd.

6. bille n.

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(a) A formal document (embodying a will, a permit, etc.); fig. a list or inventory; (b) a papal bull.

7. blẹ̄aunt n.

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(a) A costly silk fabric; (b) a garment of this fabric, a tunic; (c) a bedspread of this fabric.

8. bolās n.

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(a) A wild plum (Prunus insititia), bullace; bolas fruit; bolas tre; (b) see quots.

9. cāble n.

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(a) A heavy rope or cable used on a ship; esp., the anchor cable; (b) a rope; (c) cable hok, instrument used in making cables; cable rop, a heavy rope; cable yarn, yarn for cables.

10. caccherel n.

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A petty tax collector; a minor bailiff.

11. Calibǒurne n.

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King Arthur's sword [the early name, of which Excalibur is a later variant].

12. calketrappe n.

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Mil. A device with sharp iron spikes set on the ground to cripple the feet of an advancing enemy; similar device used against trespassers, etc.; fig. a spiritual trap or pitfall.

13. camerelle n.

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A small room.

14. camoroche n.

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A plant resembling tansy; ?silverweed, wild tansy Potentilla anserina.

15. cancellen v.

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(a) To annul or revoke (a charter, patent, etc.), mark (a document) void; also, to have the king revoke (one's patent); (b) to make (an agreement or obligation) null and void; to mark (a document) in…

16. cāne n.

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(a) A reed (esp., Arundo donax & Phragmites communis); (b) sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum); (c) a Javanese reed; prob., bamboo; (d) a fragrant reed of India and Persia.

17. canevā̆s n.

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A fabric made from flax or hemp, canvas [see Rogers Hist.Agric. 2.511-6].

18. canǧī n.

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A kind of cloth.

19. capdawe n.

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A feudal lord (in Gascony).

20. capitūlēr adj.

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Of an ecclesiastical assembly or chapter, capitular.

21. capstan n.

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Naut. A device for hauling up the anchor, etc.; capstan bar, capstan spoke, a capstan bar.

22. carcais n.

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(a) The body of an animal slaughtered for meat or for sacrifice, a carcass; flesh, meat [quot.: 1448]; (b) a dead body (of man or beast), cadaver, corpse; (c) the living human body [used…

23. carfǒuk n.

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(a) A crossroads or intersection; also, a place name [see Smith PNElem. 1.81]; (b) fig. the meeting place of the four liberal arts, the quadrivium.

24. castelain n.

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(a) The governor of a castle, a castellan; (b) the mistress of a castle, chatelaine; (c) a surname.

25. caudē̆l n.

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(a) A hot fortified drink, esp. one containing spiced wine or ale; also, a broth; (b) a pudding, meat loaf, or the like; (c) a mess.

26. caudrǒun n.

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(a) A kettle or pot (as for heating water or cooking), a caldron; (b) fig. uses; (c) caudroun bọ̄ter, one who mends or makes kettles [cp. boten (1)].

27. clamǒurǒus adj.

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(a) Clamorous; (b) extremely painful; clamourous goute, an extremely painful kind of gout.

28. clei(e n.

Additional spellings: cleie
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A movable, rectangular frame of interwoven slats or twigs, a hurdle.

29. cōparsonẹ̄r n.

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A joint heir, coheir.

30. cǒrrectāǧe n.

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The transaction of business by a broker; brokerage.

31. corrōdie n.

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An allowance of provisions for lodging, board, money, etc., granted, usually by a religious house, to a grantee as an annuity for life-term or to successive grantees in perpetuity; also, a bill making…

32. cǒuntẹ̄ n.(3)

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

33. cǒuntes(se n.

Additional spellings: countesse
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(a) The wife of a count or an earl; also, the female heir of an earl (a countess in her own right); (b) the wife of a nobleman in ancient times; (c) a viscountess; (d) as a surname.

34. cǒuntǒur n.(1)

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(a) An accountant; esp., an official who oversees the collecting and auditing of taxes for a shire, a kingdom, etc.; (b) one who calculates, an arithmetician; (c) a pleader in court, a lawyer; (d) as…

35. cǒuntrollǒur n.

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(a) The official in charge of accounts in the king's household; (b) an accountant in the customs; (c) any officer of the king having charge of receipts and/or disbursements; (d) a lord's accountant; a…

36. cros n.

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(a) A cross for crucifixion, a gibbet; (b) the cross of Christ; holi cros; Exaltacioun of the cros, a feast, Sept. 14; feste of the holi cros, feast of the Invention of the Cross, May 3; (c) winnen

37. crū̆cifix n.

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(a) Christ on the cross; the crucified one, Christ; image of the crucifix, an image of Christ crucified, a crucifix; also, a mental image of Christ on the cross; signe of the crucifix, a…

38. debentūr n.

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A written statement that one owes a certain sum to a person named; esp., an acknowledgment of debt issued in the king's name.

39. dēcās n.

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State of being thrown down, ruin.

40. discant n.

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A melody or counterpoint sung above the plainsong on one of three levels, mene, treble, and countertenor [see quots.]; singing in parts.

41. dǒuerīe n.

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The life interest of a spouse or widow in a share of her husband's property [whether conferred at marriage by the husband or his family, by will, or by law], dower.

42. endenten v.

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(a) To make notches, dents, or indentations in (something); give (something) a toothed, serrate, or jagged character or appearance; (b) fig. heckle.

43. endentūre n.

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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…

44. endōsen v.

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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…

45. execūtǒur, -er n.

Additional spellings: executer
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An executor (of a will); an agent; also fig.

46. execūtrīce, -trix n.

Additional spellings: executrix
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(a) A woman executor; (b) administrator (of the Law); (c) wielder (of Fate).

47. 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.

48. extravagaunt adj.

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(a) Rambling, irrelevant; (b) extraordinary, unusual; (c) Canon law: constituciouns extravagaunt, papal decrees originally not included or codified in the Decretals [see quot.]; (d) spurious, not…

49. feliper n.

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A dealer in second-hand clothes; a fripperer.

50. fermisǒun n.

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The closed season in which it is not lawful to hunt male deer; bi fermisounes, in fermisoun time, during the closed season on male deer; flourished of fermisoun, fattened in the closed season.

51. frank(e)lein, -in, -en n.

Additional spellings: frankelein, franklin, franklen
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(a) A landowner and member of the gentry ranking immediately below the nobility; a freeman, a gentleman; franklein of toun, a free citizen, an owner of property in a town, a burgess; (b) as a personal…

52. freitǒur, -ur n.

Additional spellings: freitur
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(a) The refectory of a religious house; the room or building in which monks, nuns, or friars eat; freitour bel, refectory bell; (b) in personal names (given to one who works in, or is in charge of, a…

53. garbelāǧe n.

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The removal of refuse from spices; office of garbelage, the office of garbelour.

54. garbelen v.

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To inspect and remove refuse from (spices).

55. goliǒun n.

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A kind of coat.

56. hastelē̆r(e n.

Additional spellings: hastelere
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A roaster of meat, turnspit; -- also as surname.

57. heraud n.

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(a) An officer of a tournament who makes announcements, introduces knights, reports their actions, awards prizes, etc.; heraud of armes [cp. OF hiraut darmes]; (b) an expert in the records of knights…

58. hōsier n.

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(a) A maker or seller of hose, hosier; (b) hosier craft, the guild of hosiers; (c) in surnames and place names.

59. hō̆stilē̆r n.

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The guest master or mistress in a religious house; also fig.

60. 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…

61. interlīniārē̆ adj.

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Written between the lines of a text; glose interliniare, Anselm's interlinear gloss to the Vulgate; par interliniare, by interlining, in the manner of an interlinear gloss.

62. jūrāt(e n.

Additional spellings: jurate
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(a) A member of the ruling body of a city; jurates men, aldermen; (b) a juror [Latin only]; an informant under oath in an investigation leading to canonization.

63. laner n.

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(a) A kind of falcon used in falconry, a laner; esp. the female of the species; (b) a cowardly man.

64. letuse n.(2)

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(a) A white or light gray fur; perh. the winter fur of the common European weasel Mustela vulgaris; lettice; (b) a pelt of this fur; ?also, a piece of lettice used for trimming a garment; letuse skin

65. lī̆neāl adj.

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(a) In a line or row; lineal ordre, linear order; (b) straight, not crooked; (c) lineal climat, the climate of a certain latitude [cp. climat 2. (a)].

66. liter(e n.

Additional spellings: litere
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(a) A portable bed carried by man or beasts, a litter; hors liter [see hors n. 8. (f)]; (b) a bed; also, bedding; also fig.; bed liter [see bed n. (1) 1c.].

67. manē̆r n.(1)

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(a) A manorial estate, consisting of a manor house, service buildings, lands, etc.; (b) ?a field; (c) a stronghold.

68. mē̆s n.(3)

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(a) A dwelling house with the adjacent outbuildings and grounds; a messuage; also, the house on such an estate; (b) mes place.

69. mortuārī(e n.

Additional spellings: mortuarie
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(a) A customary gift or exaction from the estate of a deceased parishioner to the parish priest; (b) a funeral service.

70. multūr n.

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(a) A fee for grinding grain, usually consisting of a share of the grain; multure; (b) multur arke, a chest for storing multure; multur dish, a container for measuring multure; multur greive, multur

71. nāsẹ̄ adj.

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Iron. Having a nose or a big nose; i.e., having no nose or a mutilated one.

72. nept(e n.

Additional spellings: nepte
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(a) Catnip, catmint (Nepeta cataria), often used in cooking or in medecines; nept roial; (b) ?one of various plants (including Teucrium chamædrys, Arum colocasia, and Asarum europeæum).

73. octāve(s n. singular & plural

Additional spellings: octaves
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(a) The eighth day following a feast day counting the day itself, an octave; octave dai; (b) the period of eight days beginning with the feast day; (c) ? = (a) or (b); (d) a period of eight days…

74. osprai n.

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(a) An osprey (Pandion haliaetus); (b) her. a representation of an osprey.

75. pain-demeine n.

Additional spellings: paindemeine
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White bread of fine quality; also, a loaf or roll of fine white bread; pain-demeine bakere, a baker of pain-demeine; flour of pain-demeine, the kind of flour used to make pain-demeine.

76. pakken v.

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(a) To package (sth.), bundle, wrap; pakken samen (togederes), pack up (articles, clothing); (b) to cram (a container with sth.); pack (sth.) compactly; (c) to carry (sth.); refl. betake (oneself)…

77. panāde n.

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A long knife or dagger.

78. pannāǧe n.

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(a) Acorns and other food which swine find in the forest; pannage time, the season when swine are allowed to feed in the forest; (b) the right to let one's swine feed in a forest; (c) a fee paid to…

79. pareil n.(2)

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(a) Furnishing, accoutrements; a decorative cloth (for an altar); (b) naut. equipment belonging to a boat; rigging; (c) Naut. A rope or chain used to fasten a yard to a mast, a parrel; pareil rop, a…

80. pelf(e n.

Additional spellings: pelfe
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(a)Stolen goods, booty, spoil; forfeited property; also, the goods of a conquered people [quot.: MOTest.]; (b) property, goods, riches, an object of value.

81. peltrī n.

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(a) Furs and skins prepared for sale; peltri ware; (b) a skinner's or furrier's shop.

82. pentis n.

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(a) A shed or lean-to added on to a building; a projection, sloping roof, or continuation of the eaves of a building over a window, gate, wall, etc., to provide protection against the weather; pentis

83. peritōrī(e n.

Additional spellings: peritorie
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The herbaceous medicinal plant, pellitory of the wall Parietaria officinalis; the leaves of this plant; lef of peritori; water of peritori, a decoction of pellitory.

84. perselī n.

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(a) One of several plants belonging to the parsley family; esp. the common or garden parsley (Petroselinum crispum); (b) wilde perseli, one of several uncultivated plants allied to common parsley…

85. peverāde n.

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A peppery sauce served with meat; peverade sauce.

86. peverēr n.

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A seller of pepper.

87. pikeis n.

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(a) A pickax, a tool used for breaking up and digging up ground, breaking up walls, quarrying, etc. (often identified with other tools, such as a mattock, spade, hoe, etc.); also fig.; ?also, a tool…

88. polet n.

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(a) A young chicken; a pullet; (b) in surnames.

89. pō̆mēr n.

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(a) An orchard; (b) an apple tree.

90. prē̆lā̆cī(e n.

Additional spellings: prelacie
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(a) The office of a bishop or other prelate or the superior of a religious house; also, the fact of holding such an office; office of prelaci, duties of the prelacy; (b) the authority of a prelate…

91. prērogancī n.

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The possession of privilege, a prerogative.

92. prōcūrācī(e n.

Additional spellings: procuracie
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(a) Advocacy; instigation; (b) a document authorizing a person to act on behalf of another, a proxy; lettres of procuraci, a letter of attorney; (c) a legation; a legate or group of legates; (d) a…

93. 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…

94. pultē̆r(e n.

Additional spellings: pultere
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(a) A poulterer; a member of the craft of poulterers; pulter panier, a poulterer's basket, basket for poultry; (b) a minor officer in a great household dealing with poultry; (c) as surname.

95. purtenaunce n. singular & plural

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(a) Something associated with or adjunct to a larger thing or whole, an accessory, appurtenance; also, appurtenances; belongings; purtenaunce to, an accessory or a thing incidental to (sth.)…

96. quarrer(e n.

Additional spellings: quarrere
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(a) A quarry; quarrer ston, a stone from a quarry; (b) a mine; gold quarrer; (c) in surnames & place names [see Smith PNElem.2.77].

97. quishin n.

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(a) A cushion, bolster, or pillow; a cushion for the arm or for sitting or kneeling on; also, a hassock or footstool; (b) quishin(es cloth, a case or cover for a cushion.

98. 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…

99. quī̆te-claimen v.

Additional spellings: quiteclaimen
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(a) To relinquish entirely (a legal right or claim), relinquish all rights to (property, possessions); also fig.; (b) quite-claimen querele, to abandon a dispute, relinquish the right to redress of a…

100. reclaimen v.

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Hawk. (a) To call back (a hawk); also in sayings; (b) to make (a hawk) tame; ppl. reclaimed, tame, trained.