from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the local customs and laws of a settlement or district
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A certain system of popular jurisprudence formerly prevailing in northern England and Scotland.
- n. A district within which the system prevails.
- n. A parish meeting.
From Old Norse býjar (genitive of býr ‘village, settlement’) + lagu ‘law’. (Wiktionary)