borough English


: a custom formerly existing in parts of England by which the lands of an intestate descended to the youngest son

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of borough English was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Borough English.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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