disgavel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See dis- and gavelkind.

Verb[edit]

disgavel (third-person singular simple present disgavels, present participle disgavelling, simple past and past participle disgavelled)

  1. (UK, law, transitive) To deprive of that principal quality of gavelkind tenure by which lands descend equally among all the sons of the tenant.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)