Mort d'ancestor

MORT D'ANCESTOR. An ancient and now almost obsolete remedy in the English law. An assize of mort d'ancestor was a writ which was sued out where, after the decease of a man's ancestor, a stranger abated, and entered into the estate. 1, Co. Litt. 159. The remedy in such case is now to bring ejectment.

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In this meeting the following legal rules of conduct or assizes were established: The mort d'ancestor (i.e.
The following are the nearest words of that length to an onalosi: Length 8: CRAMPERS, MISTREST, STANNERS [7 letters changeable] Length 9: DISTRAINS, ENCRESSED, ENCRESSES, MESSELINE, SWINGLING [7 changeable] Length 10: DESCONFITS, DISCONFIDS, DYSCUMFYTS (7 changeable, see OED discomfit), followed by variants of discomfit, DELECTABLE, DISCASTING, variants of DYSSEISINS (OED under mort d'ancestor), and variants of ENCRESSING (OED under increase) [6 changeable]