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    In old records. Relics. Cowell.
    To throw off or renounce one's country or native allegiance; to expatriate one's self. Phillim, Dom. 18.
    In old English law. To exile or banish. Nullus liber homo, exulvtur, nisi, etc., no freeman shall be exiled, unless, etc. Magna Charta, c 29; 2 Inst 47.
    To overcome; to apprehend or take. Leg. Edni. c. 2.
  • EY
    A watery place; water. Co. Litt. 6.
  • EYDE
    Aid; assistance; relief. A subsidy.
    One who saw the act, fact, or transaction to which he testifies. Distinguished from an ear-witness, (auritus.)
    A small island arising in a river. Fleta, 1. 8, c 2, | b; Bract. 1. 2, c. 2.
  • EYRE
    Justices in eyre were judges commissioned in Anglo-Norman times in England to travel systematically through the kingdom, once in seven years, holding courts in specified places for the trial of certain descriptions of causes.
    L. Fr. To travel or journey; to go about or itinerate. Britt. c. 2.
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