aiel

noun
ai·​el | \ ˈā(-ə)l How to pronounce aiel (audio) \
plural -s

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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First Known Use of aiel

circa 1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aiel

Middle English, grandfather, from Middle French ael, aiuel, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin aviolus, diminutive of Latin avus grandfather

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“Aiel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aiel. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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