byrlaw


byrlaw
byr·law

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  • byrlaw — Birlaw Bir law, n. [See {By}{ law}.] (Law) A law made by husbandmen respecting rural affairs; a rustic or local law or by law. [Written also {byrlaw}, {birlie}, {birley}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Byrlaw — Law and custom of a *manor; local law. This local law was used when transgressions such as trespass were settled. The term is probably the origin of bylaw. [< by + law] Cf. by …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • byrlaw — Same as burlaw …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • byrlaw — …   Useful english dictionary

  • byrlaw-man — byrˈlaw man (Walter Scott birˈlieman) noun An arbiter, oddsman or umpire in such matters • • • Main Entry: ↑byrlaw …   Useful english dictionary

  • birlieman — ˈbirlēmən variant of byrlawman * * * birlieman /bûrˈ or birˈli mən/ (Walter Scott) noun same as ↑byrlaw man (see under ↑byrlaw) byrˈlaw man (Walter Scott birˈlieman) noun An arbiter, oddsman or umpire in such matters • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • burlaw — variant of byrlaw * * * burlaw obs. variant of byrlaw …   Useful english dictionary

  • Birlaw — Bir law, n. [See {By}{ law}.] (Law) A law made by husbandmen respecting rural affairs; a rustic or local law or by law. [Written also {byrlaw}, {birlie}, {birley}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • birley — Birlaw Bir law, n. [See {By}{ law}.] (Law) A law made by husbandmen respecting rural affairs; a rustic or local law or by law. [Written also {byrlaw}, {birlie}, {birley}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • birlie — Birlaw Bir law, n. [See {By}{ law}.] (Law) A law made by husbandmen respecting rural affairs; a rustic or local law or by law. [Written also {byrlaw}, {birlie}, {birley}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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