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  • n. A special kind of cessavit once used in Kent and London for the recovery of rent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An ancient special kind of cessavit used in Kent and London for the recovery of rent.

from The 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.

Etymologies

From gavel tribute. (Wiktionary)

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