Thirdings Third"ings, n. pl. (Eng. Law) The third part of the corn or grain growing on the ground at the tenant's death, due to the lord for a heriot, as within the manor of Turfat in Herefordshire. [1913 Webster]

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  • thirdings — third·ings …   English syllables

  • thirdings — /flardiijz/ In old English law, the third part of the corn growing on the land, due to the lord for a heriot on the death of his tenant, within the manor of Turfat, in Hereford …   Black's law dictionary

  • thirdings — ˈthərdiŋz noun plural Etymology: thirding (gerund of third) (IV) + s, n. plural suffix : a heriot consisting of the third part of the corn or grain growing on the ground at the tenant s death …   Useful english dictionary

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