liege poustie

liege pou·​stie | \ ˈlēj¦püstē, -pau̇s- \

Definition of liege poustie

: the state of good health requisite under Scots law to the exercise of full legal powers especially in the transfer of property (as by deed or will) — compare deathbed deed

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History and Etymology for liege poustie

Middle English lege pouste, from Middle French lige poestí, lige pousté, literally, liege power

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“Liege poustie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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