law–borrow

noun
variants: or

law–burrow

Definition of law–borrow

Scots law

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of law–borrow

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


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