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Saturday, July 9, 2011


In Law, a [Kentish] custom whereby the lands of a father are, at his death, equally divided among his sons, to the exclusion of the females, or those of a brother are equally divided among brothers, if he dies without issue.
- Daniel Fenning's Royal English Dictionary, 1775

Apparently from a British source, although the word is of Gaelic form.
- Hensleigh Wedgewood's Dictionary of English Etymology, 1878

Disgavel, to take away the tenure of gavelkind.
- Rev. John Boag's Imperial Lexicon of the English Language, c. 1850

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