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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Scots law, a wad; a pledge or surety.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Law) Pledge; security; bail. See mortgage.
  • noun (Law) a living pledge, which exists where an estate is granted until a debt is paid out of its proceeds.

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  • noun law, archaic A pledge or security; bail.

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