letters of horning

letters of horn·​ing | \ -ˈhȯrniŋ \

Definition of letters of horning

Scots law
: 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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First Known Use of letters of horning

1568, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for letters of horning

horning act of proclaiming a person an outlaw by blowing three blasts upon a horn, from horn (instrument) + -ing

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“Letters of horning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letters%20of%20horning. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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