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escheat

escheat  

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Escheated property reverted to a lord when a tenant was guilty of a felony or when he died without adult heirs. The term will often be found in manorial records.
felony

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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2003
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History, Local and Family History
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Crimes such as murder, rape, arson, robbery, burglary, etc. were regarded (except in Scottish courts) as being more serious than

felony

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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35 words

Crimes such as murder, rape, arson, robbery, burglary, etc. were regarded (except in Scottish courts) as being more serious than ...

hue and cry

hue and cry  

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The practice in medieval England whereby a person could call out loudly for help in pursuing a suspected criminal. All who heard the call were obliged by law to join in the chase; failure to do so ...

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