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    In Spanish law. Fruits; products; produce; grains; profits. . White. New Recop. b. 1, tit. 7, c. 5, s 2.
    In old English law. The affording harbor and entertainment to to any one.
    Sax. In old English law. A plain between woods. Co. Litt. 56. An arm of the sea, or a strait between two lands. Cowell.
    Hearth money. A tax laid upon each fire-place or hearth. An imposition of a shilling for every hearth, levied by Edward III. in the dukedom of Aquitalne. Spelman; 1 Bl. Comm. 324.
  • FUER
    In old English law. Flight. It is of two kinds: (1) Fuer in fait, or in facto, where a person does apparently and corporally flee; (2) fuer in ley, or in lege, when, being called in the county court, he does not appear, which legal interpretation makes flight. Wharton.
    In Spanish law. A law; a code. A general usage or custom of a province, having the force of law. Strother v. Lucas, 12 Pet 446, 9 L. Ed. 1137. Ir contra fuero, to violate a received custom. A grant of privileges and immunities. Conceder fueros, to grant exemptions. A More...
    In old English law. A drove of cattle. Blount.
    A chase. Blount.
    Lat. He has made flight; he fled. A clause inserted in an inquisition, in old English law, meaning that a person indicted for treason or felony had fled. The effect of this is to make the party forfeit his goods absolutely, and the profits of his lands until he has More...
    In old English law. A privilege to hunt. Blount. A driver. Fugatores carrucarum, drivers of wagons. Fleta, lib. 2, c, 78.
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