disgavel

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

See dis- and gavelkind.

VerbEdit

disgavel (third-person singular simple present disgavels, present participle disgavelling, simple past and past participle disgavelled)

  1. (Britain, law, transitive) To deprive of that principal quality of gavelkind tenure by which lands descend equally among all the sons of the tenant.
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