aubain

noun au·bain \ ōˈbān \

Definition of aubain

plural -s
: a resident alien subject to the droit d'aubaine

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Origin and Etymology of aubain

French, from Old French aubain, albain, probably from (assumed) Old Frankish aliban one belonging to another jurisdiction, from (assumed) Old Frankish ali- (akin to Gothic aljis other) + Old Frankish ban jurisdiction


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