borough English

noun

Definition of borough English

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

First Known Use of borough English

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Borough English.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/borough%20English. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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