ragman-roll
Ragman's roll Rag"man's roll` (r[a^]g"manz r[=o]l`). [For ragman roll a long list of names, the devil's roll or list; where ragman is of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. ragmenni a craven person, Sw. raggen the devil. Icel. ragmenni is fr. ragr cowardly (another form of argr, akin to AS. earg cowardly, vile, G. arg bad) + menni (in comp.) man, akin to E. man. See {Roll}, and cf. {Rigmarole}.] The rolls of deeds on parchment in which the Scottish nobility and gentry subscribed allegiance to Edward I. of England, A. D. 1296. [Also written {ragman-roll}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • ragman roll — ˈragmən noun or ragman s roll Etymology: Middle English Ragmane rolle, roll used in a medieval game and containing verses describing various characters, from Anglo French Ragemon le bon, literally, Ragemon the good (from the name of one of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ragman Roll — English term for the record of instruments of *homage made by the Scottish king and nobles to King Edward I in 1296. Later the Latin phrase indenture ragmannice was used. In Piers Plowman, ragman roll refers to a papal list with the names and… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • ragman roll — 1. Usually, ragman rolls. a series of documents in which the Scottish nobles acknowledged their allegiance to Edward I of England, 1291 92 and 1296. 2. Obs. a long list or record; register; catalogue. [1350 1400; ME rageman rolle, of uncert. orig …   Universalium

  • RAGMAN ROLL —    the name given to a record of the acts of fealty and homage done by the Scottish nobility and gentry in 1296 to Edward I. of England, and of value for the list it supplies of the nobles, gentry, burgesses, and clergy of the country at that… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Ragman's roll — Rag man s roll (r[a^]g manz r[=o]l ). [For ragman roll a long list of names, the devil s roll or list; where ragman is of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. ragmenni a craven person, Sw. raggen the devil. Icel. ragmenni is fr. ragr cowardly (another form… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ragman Rolls — was the name given to the collection of instruments by which the nobility and gentry of Scotland used in order to subscribe allegiance to King Edward I of England, during the time between the Conference of Norham in May 1291 and the final award… …   Wikipedia

  • ragman's roll — noun see ragman roll …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ragman — Rag man, n. [See {Ragman s roll}.] A document having many names or numerous seals, as a papal bull. [Obs.] Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rigmarole — [18] Rigmarole is a corruption of an earlier ragman roll, a term first encountered in the late 13th century. It denoted a roll of parchment used in a gambling game. The roll had things written on it, such as names, with pieces of string attached… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • rigmarole — [18] Rigmarole is a corruption of an earlier ragman roll, a term first encountered in the late 13th century. It denoted a roll of parchment used in a gambling game. The roll had things written on it, such as names, with pieces of string attached… …   Word origins

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