Battel
Battel Bat"tel, v. t. [Cf. {Batful}, {Batten}, v. i.] To make fertile. [Obs.] ``To battel barren land.'' --Ray. [1913 Webster]

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  • Battel — ist der Name von Albert Battel (1891–1952), deutscher Rechtsanwalt, Oberleutnant der Wehrmacht und Gerechter unter den Völkern Carlo Battel (* 1972), italienischer Skibergsteiger Edward Battel, britischer Radsportler Diese …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Battel — Bat tel, n. [Obs. form. of {Battle}.] (Old Eng. Law) A single combat; as, trial by battel. See {Wager of battel}, under {Wager}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Battel — Bat tel, a. Fertile; fruitful; productive. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A battel soil for grain, for pasture good. Fairfax. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • battel — Physical combat engaged in by an accuser and accused to resolve their differences, usually involving a serious crime or ownership of land. It was recognized by the English king from the eleventh to seventeenth centuries. Dictionary from West s… …   Law dictionary

  • Battel — Bat tel, n. [Of uncertain etymology.] Provisions ordered from the buttery; also, the charges for them; only in the pl., except when used adjectively. [Univ. of Oxford, Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Battel — Bat tel, v. i. To be supplied with provisions from the buttery. [Univ. of Oxford, Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Battel — Battel, or Battels (of uncertain origin, possibly connected with battle, a northern English word meaning to feed, or batten ) was a word used at the University of Oxford for the food ordered by members of the college as distinct from the usual… …   Wikipedia

  • battel — /baetal/ Trial by combat; wager of battel. See wager of battel …   Black's law dictionary

  • battel — /baetal/ Trial by combat; wager of battel. See wager of battel …   Black's law dictionary

  • battel — A duel; a combat which was sanctioned by law in ancient times as a form of trial, under the superstition that the right would triumph. The last trial by battel on record was in 1638. See 3 Bl Comm 337 et seq …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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