letters of horning
Definition of letters of horning
: a process of a court directing a debtor to pay or perform according to the terms of the letters under penalty of being proclaimed an outlaw by the blowing of three blasts upon a horn
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Origin and Etymology of letters of horning
horning act of proclaiming a person an outlaw by blowing three blasts upon a horn, from horn (instrument) + -ing
First Known Use: 1568See Words from the same year
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