variants or law-burrow
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

Word History


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

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“Law-borrow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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