liege poustie

noun

liege pou·​stie
ˈlēj¦püstē,
-pau̇s-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Liege poustie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liege%20poustie. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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