merchet1 (1260)

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merchet1 (1260)

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[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  merc (merchet); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  merchet; MED: ; DMLBS: 1772a mercheta ]
marché,  marchet,  market,  mercate,  merchés  

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1lawmerchet, fine paid to overlord for permission to give one's daughter in marriage
( 1260; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  pernant de ly merchet pur ses feilles marier  215
( c.1292; MS: c.1300 )  deyve estre fet marché ou redempcioun de char et de saunc  i 247
( 1422 )  fores, merchés, libertees, franc custumes, franchises, regalitees, regalies, retournes des brieves, et autres mandements de Roi  iv 185
( c.1420-35 )  Questio si le feme serra endowé de comen de pasture ou nemi. Et est dit que non pur ceo q'est chose en non certein teignet, nient obstante el serra endowé du un market et tolle que sount en non certein  i lxxxvi.61
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