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."
An excise; a tax on movables; a rent, custom, or service. Go. Litt. 213. -Land gabel. See LAND.
The Law Latin form of "gabel," (q. v.)
Persons who paid gabel, rent, or tribute. Domesday; Cowell.
A rent; a tax. Domesday; Du Cange. The gable-end of a house. Cowell.
- GABULUS DENARIORUM
Rent paid in money. Seld. Tit. Hon. 321.
The payment of custom or tribute. Scott.
Property subject to the gaffoldgild, or liable to be taxed. Scott.
The same word as "gabel" or "gavel." Rent; tax; interest of money.
v. In old English law. To pawn or pledge; to give as security for a payment or performance; to wage or wager.