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tack

in Scots property law, another word for LEASE.

TACK, Scotch law. A contract of location by which the use of land, or any other immovable subject, is, set to the lessee or tacksman for a certain yearly rent, either in money, the fruits of tho ground, or services. Ersk. Prin. Laws of Scot. B. 2, t. 6, n. 8; 1 Tho. Co. Litt. 209. This word is nearly synonymous with lease.

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The Swiss made tack after tack trying to break through but were quickly on the port tack layline and had to follow Emirates into the mark, rounding 29 seconds astern and handing the locals a 20-second victory.