Definition of aiel
: a writ by which an heir entered into his grandfather's estate and dispossessed the third person who had attempted to gain possession
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Origin and Etymology of aiel
Middle English, grandfather, from Middle French ael, aiuel, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin aviolus, diminutive of Latin avus grandfather — more at uncle
First Known Use: circa 1598
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