Definitions

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  • 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.

Etymologies

From Old Norse býjar (genitive of býr ‘village, settlement’) + lagu ‘law’. (Wiktionary)

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