gavelkind


gav·el·kind

noun \ˈga-vəl-ˌkīnd\

Definition of GAVELKIND

:  a tenure of land existing chiefly in Kent from Anglo-Saxon times until 1925 and providing for division of an intestate's estate equally among the sons or other heirs

Origin of GAVELKIND

Middle English gavelkynde, from 1gavel + kinde kind
First Known Use: 14th century

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