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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To deprive of that principal quality of gavelkind tenure by which lands descend equally among all the sons of the tenant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To deprive of that principal quality of gavelkind tenure by which lands descend equally among all the sons of the tenant; -- said of lands.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Eng. Law, to relieve (land) from the law of gavel-kind, and particularly from subjection to the rule of partition at the owner's death.

Etymologies

See dis- and gavelkind. (Wiktionary)

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