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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.
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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