Purprise
Purprise Pur"prise, n. [OF. pourpris,fr. pourprendre to take away entirely; pour for + prendre to take.] A close or inclosure; the compass of a manor. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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  • purprise — /parprayz/ L. Fr. A close or inclosure; as also the whole compass of a manor …   Black's law dictionary

  • purprise — …   Useful english dictionary

  • pourpresture — Purpresture Pur*pres ture, n. [Probably corrupted (see {Prest}) fr. OF. pourprisure, fr. pourprendre: cf. LL. purprestura. Cf. {Purprise}.] (Law) Wrongful encroachment upon another s property; esp., any encroachment upon, or inclosure of, that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purpresture — Pur*pres ture, n. [Probably corrupted (see {Prest}) fr. OF. pourprisure, fr. pourprendre: cf. LL. purprestura. Cf. {Purprise}.] (Law) Wrongful encroachment upon another s property; esp., any encroachment upon, or inclosure of, that which should… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perprise — perprise, perprisioun see purprise, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • perprisioun — perprise, perprisioun see purprise, etc …   Useful english dictionary

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