variants: or law-burrow \ ˈ⸗ˌbə(ˌ)rō \

Definition of law-borrow 

Scots law

: a cautionary or security measure designed to keep the peace also : the process necessary to put such a measure into effect usually used in plural

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History and Etymology for law-borrow

Middle English (Scots) law borow, from Middle English law, lawe law + borow, borwe something deposited as security, pledge

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