letters of horning

letters of horn·ing \-ˈhȯrniŋ\

Definition of letters of horning

Scots law

  1. :  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: 1568


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