[gaveltenant] (1313-14)

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[gaveltenant] (1313-14)


[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: G1706 gavel (gaveletenant); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
ls(loanword: compound with M.E.)


1lawtenant in gavelkind (a form of land tenure, existing mainly in Kent, whereby land is divided equally among all the sons if the father dies without having made a will)
( 1313-14 )  qar sokemans ne sount mie si pres la comun ley com gavelcindeys qar gavelcindeys poent porter la novel disseisine et touz autres brefs a la comune ley etc. par qey il est plus fort de chaunger la nature de soil de gaveletenants (var. gavilkind) qe des sokemans  Ed II viii 155
gavel#1  gavelkind  gavelkindeis 
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