mort d'ancestor

noun mort d'an·ces·tor \märˈdanˌsestər\

Definition of mort d'ancestor

  1. :  an obsolete writ or brieve in English and Scots law for the recovery by an heir from an abator of a tenement which his deceased ancestor held in seisin at his death

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Origin and Etymology of mort d'ancestor

Anglo-French, death of the ancestor


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