Writ of tresayle
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 claiming as heir to his grandfather's grandfather, to recover lands of which he had been deprived by an abatement happening on the ancestor's death. --Mozley & W. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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

  • tresayle — /trasey(a)l/ An abolished writ sued on ouster by abatement, on the death of the grandfather s grandfather …   Black's law dictionary

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