Besaiel
Besaiel Be*saiel", Besaile Be*saile", Besayle Be*sayle", n. [OF. beseel, F. bisa["i]eul, fr. L. bis twice + LL. avolus, dim. of L. avus grandfather.] 1. A great-grandfather. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) A kind of writ which formerly lay where a great-grandfather died seized of lands in fee simple, and on the day of his death a stranger abated or entered and kept the heir out. This is now abolished. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


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  • besaiel — besayel, besaiel, besayle /beseyl/ In old English law, a writ which lay where a great grandfather died seised of lands and tenements in fee simple, and on the day of his death a stranger abated, or entered and kept out the heir. 3 Bl.Comm. 186 …   Black's law dictionary

  • besaiel — besayel, besaiel, besayle /beseyl/ In old English law, a writ which lay where a great grandfather died seised of lands and tenements in fee simple, and on the day of his death a stranger abated, or entered and kept out the heir. 3 Bl.Comm. 186 …   Black's law dictionary

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  • besayel, besaiel, besayle — /beseyl/ In old English law, a writ which lay where a great grandfather died seised of lands and tenements in fee simple, and on the day of his death a stranger abated, or entered and kept out the heir. 3 Bl.Comm. 186 …   Black's law dictionary

  • besayel, besaiel, besayle — /beseyl/ In old English law, a writ which lay where a great grandfather died seised of lands and tenements in fee simple, and on the day of his death a stranger abated, or entered and kept out the heir. 3 Bl.Comm. 186 …   Black's law dictionary

  • bisaile (also besaile, besayel, besaiel, besayle) — /biseyl/ The father of one s grandfather or grandmother …   Black's law dictionary

  • bisaile (also besaile, besayel, besaiel, besayle) — /biseyl/ The father of one s grandfather or grandmother …   Black's law dictionary

  • Besaile — Besaiel Be*saiel , Besaile Be*saile , Besayle Be*sayle , n. [OF. beseel, F. bisa[ i]eul, fr. L. bis twice + LL. avolus, dim. of L. avus grandfather.] 1. A great grandfather. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) A kind of writ which formerly lay where a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Besayle — Besaiel Be*saiel , Besaile Be*saile , Besayle Be*sayle , n. [OF. beseel, F. bisa[ i]eul, fr. L. bis twice + LL. avolus, dim. of L. avus grandfather.] 1. A great grandfather. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) A kind of writ which formerly lay where a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tresayle — Tres ayle (tr[e^]s [=a]l ), n. [F. trisa[ i]eul, from L. tris, tres, three + F. a[ i]eul grandfather. Cf. {Besaiel}, and see {Ayle}.] A grandfather s grandfather. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] {Writ of tresayle} (O. Eng. Law), a writ which lay for a man… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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