Birlaw
Birlaw Bir"law, n. [See {By}{-law}.] (Law) A law made by husbandmen respecting rural affairs; a rustic or local law or by-law. [Written also {byrlaw}, {birlie}, {birley}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • birley — Birlaw Bir law, n. [See {By}{ law}.] (Law) A law made by husbandmen respecting rural affairs; a rustic or local law or by law. [Written also {byrlaw}, {birlie}, {birley}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • birlie — Birlaw Bir law, n. [See {By}{ law}.] (Law) A law made by husbandmen respecting rural affairs; a rustic or local law or by law. [Written also {byrlaw}, {birlie}, {birley}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • byrlaw — Birlaw Bir law, n. [See {By}{ law}.] (Law) A law made by husbandmen respecting rural affairs; a rustic or local law or by law. [Written also {byrlaw}, {birlie}, {birley}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • By-law — (b[imac] l[add] ), n. [Cf. Sw. bylag, D. bylov, Icel. b[=y]arl[ o]g, fr. Sw. & Dan. by town, Icel. b[ae]r, byr (fr. b[^u]a to dwell) + the word for law; hence, a law for one town, a special law. Cf. {Birlaw} and see {Law}.] 1. A local or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barley — barley1 /bahr lee/, n. 1. a widely distributed cereal plant belonging to the genus Hordeum, of the grass family, having awned flowers that grow in tightly bunched spikes, with three small additional spikes at each node. 2. the grain of this plant …   Universalium

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