from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In heraldry, same as fleur-de-lis.
  • noun A gold piece of Raymond IV., Prince of Orange (1340–93).
  • noun A silver coin of France in 1655; also, a gold coin of the same period with two angels on the reverse, supporting the shield.
  • noun In Irish antiq., a round inclosure walled with earth, sometimes used as a fort.
  • noun A controversy; a litigation.
  • noun A formal notice, recorded so as to affect title to land, that litigation concerning it is pending.


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    March 30, 2009