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    Lands over which there is a right of pasturage by persons other than the owner from about Lammas, or reaping time, untir sowing time. Wharton.
  • LANA
    Lat. In the civil law. Wool. See Dig. 32, 60, 70, 88.
    A county of England, erected into a county palatine in the reign of Edward III., but now vested in the crown.
    In feudal law. Vassals who were obliged to work for their lord one day In the week, from Michaelmas to autumn, either with fork, spade, or flail, at the lord's option. Spelman.
  • LAND
    , in the most general sense, comprehends any ground, soil, or earth whatsoever; as meadows, pastures, woods, moors, waters, marshes, furzes, and heath. Co. Litt 4a. The word "land" includes not only the soil, but everything attached to it whether attached by the course of nature, as trees, herbage, and More...
    An open field without wood; a lawnd or lawn. Cowell; Blount,
    In Saxon law. A proprietor of land; lord of the soil. Ana Inst Eng.
    In Saxon law. A charter or deed by which lands or tenements were given or held. Spelman; Cowell; 1 Reeve, Eng. Law, 10.
    In old English law. An ancient customary fine, paid either in money or cattle, at every alienation of land lying within some manor, or within the liberty of some borough. Cowell; Blount
    In old English law. A ditch or trench for conveying water from marshy grounds. Spelman.
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