Primer fine
Primer Prim"er, a. [OF. primer, primier, premier, F. premier. See {Premier}.] First; original; primary. [Obs.] ``The primer English kings.'' --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

{Primer fine} (O. Eng. Law), a fine due to the king on the writ or commencement of a suit by fine. --Blackstone.

{Primer seizin} (Feudal Law), the right of the king, when a tenant in capite died seized of a knight's fee, to receive of the heir, if of full age, one year's profits of the land if in possession, and half a year's profits if the land was in reversion expectant on an estate for life; -- now abolished. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


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  • primer fine — /praymar fayn/ On suing out the writ or prsecipe called a writ of covenant, there was due to the crown, by ancient prerogative, a primer fine, or a noble for every five marks of land sued for. That was onetenth of the annual value …   Black's law dictionary

  • primer fine — A sum which by ancient prerogative was due the king upon the suing out of the writ or praecipe at the commencement of a suit to levy a fine. This sum was a noble for every five marks of land sued for; that is, one tenth of the annual value. See 2 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Primer — Prim er, a. [OF. primer, primier, premier, F. premier. See {Premier}.] First; original; primary. [Obs.] The primer English kings. Drayton. [1913 Webster] {Primer fine} (O. Eng. Law), a fine due to the king on the writ or commencement of a suit by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Primer seizin — Primer Prim er, a. [OF. primer, primier, premier, F. premier. See {Premier}.] First; original; primary. [Obs.] The primer English kings. Drayton. [1913 Webster] {Primer fine} (O. Eng. Law), a fine due to the king on the writ or commencement of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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