Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ancient and special cessavit, in the English county of Kent, where the custom of gavelkind continues, by which the tenant, if he withdraws the rent and services due to his lord, forfeits his lands and tenements. See gavelkind.
- n. law, UK, obsolete A special kind of cessavit once used in Kent and London for the recovery of rent.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (O. Eng. Law), obsolete An ancient special kind of
cessavitused in Kent and London for the recovery of rent.
- From gavel tribute. (Wiktionary)
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