Darrein
Darrein Dar"rein, a. [OF. darrein, darrain, fr. an assumed LL. deretranus; L. de + retro back, backward.] (Law) Last; as, darrein continuance, the last continuance. [1913 Webster]

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  • darrein — adj. last …   English contemporary dictionary

  • darrein — dar·rein …   English syllables

  • darrein — /dareyn/ L. Fr. Last …   Black's law dictionary

  • darrein — /dareyn/ L. Fr. Last …   Black's law dictionary

  • darrein — Last …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • darrein — dəˈrān, (ˈ)da|r adjective Etymology: Anglo French dreyn, derreyn, from Old French darrain, derrein, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin deretranus, from Late Latin deretro back, behind (from Latin de + retro back, backward) + anus an more at retro law …   Useful english dictionary

  • darrein presentment — darrein presentment, (in old law) the last or previous presentation to an ecclesiastical benefice regarded as proof of the right to make presentation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Darrein presentment — In the 12c, *canon law provided that if a benefice were vacant for six months, the bishop could place someone without consultation. The darrein writ summoned a jury to determine who had the *advowson and had nominated the last holder of the… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • darrein presentment — /dareyn prasentmant/ In old English law, the last presentment. See assize (assise of darrein presentment) …   Black's law dictionary

  • darrein presentment — /dareyn prasentmant/ In old English law, the last presentment. See assize (assise of darrein presentment) …   Black's law dictionary

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