land–gavel

noun land–gav·el \ˈlan(d)ˌgavəl\
variants: or

landgafol

\ˈlan(d)ˌgavəl\

Definition of land–gavel

plural

-s

  1. :  land rent in early England

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Origin and Etymology of land–gavel

Middle English & Old English; Middle English londgavel, landgavel, from Old English landgafol, londgafol, from land, lond land + gafol gavel — more at gavel


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