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  • G.
    In the Law French orthography, this letter is often substituted for the English W, particularly as an initial. Thus, "gage" for "wage," "garranty" for "warranty," "gast" for "waste."
  • GABEL
    An excise; a tax on movables; a rent, custom, or service. Go. Litt. 213. -Land gabel. See LAND.
  • GABELLA
    The Law Latin form of "gabel," (q. v.)
  • GABLATORES
    Persons who paid gabel, rent, or tribute. Domesday; Cowell.
  • GABLUM
    A rent; a tax. Domesday; Du Cange. The gable-end of a house. Cowell.
  • GABULUS DENARIORUM
    Rent paid in money. Seld. Tit. Hon. 321.
  • GAFFOLDGILD
    The payment of custom or tribute. Scott.
  • GAFFOLDLAND
    Property subject to the gaffoldgild, or liable to be taxed. Scott.
  • GAFOL
    The same word as "gabel" or "gavel." Rent; tax; interest of money.
  • GAGE
    v. In old English law. To pawn or pledge; to give as security for a payment or performance; to wage or wager.
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