Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, an old writ which lay for a man claiming as heir to his grandfather's grandfather, to recover lands of which he had been deprived by an abatement happening on the ancestor's death.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A grandfather's grandfather.
- French trisaïeul, from Latin tris, tres, three + French aïeul grandfather. Compare besaiel, and see ayle. (Wiktionary)
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