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besayle (plural besayles)
- Alternative form of
1771, Blackstone, William, Sir, “Of Injuries to Real Property, and First of Dispossession, or Ouster of the Freehold”, in Commentaries on the Laws of England, volume 3, page 186:
- If the abatement happened on the death of one's grandfather or grandmother, then an assise of mort d' ancestor no longer lies, bur a writ of ayle or de avo; if on the death of the great grandfather or great grandmother, then a writ of besayle or de proavo; but if it mounts one degree higher, to the trefayle or grandfather's grandfather, or if the abatement happened upon the death of any collateral relation, other than those before-mentioned, the writ is called a writ of cosinage, or de consanguineo.