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The Magna Carta | Glossary


aid: (n) taxes paid to the king

clergyman: (n) a man of the Church

concession: (n) an agreement to yield to another

constable: (n) a low-ranking officer

dispossess: (v) to take possession away from

ecclesiastical benefice: (n) a Church appointment that comes with an income

escheat: (n) property that reverts to the king's possession

holy orders: (n) ordination in the Church

husbandry: (n) farming

in perpetuity: (adv) forever

intestate: (adj) without a will

layman: (n) not a clergyman

levy: (v) to cause to be collected, usually a tax

scutage: (n) a payment made instead of providing military service

socage: (n) land a person uses under a feudal system

summons: (n) an official demand that a person be present

writ: (n) court-issued official document

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