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Meaning of GAVELKIND

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Gav"el*kind`\, n. [OE. gavelkynde, gavelkende. See
{Gavel} tribute, and {Kind}, n.] (O. Eng. Law)
A tenure by which land descended from the father to all his
sons in equal portions, and the land of a brother, dying
without issue, descended equally to his brothers. It still
prevails in the county of Kent. --Cowell.

 

 

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