mort d'ancestor

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

Definition of mort d'ancestor

: 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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History and Etymology for mort d'ancestor

Anglo-French, death of the ancestor

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“Mort d'ancestor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mort%20d%27ancestor. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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