porteous roll

por·​te·​ous roll | \ ˈpōrtēəs- \
variants: or porteous
plural -es

Definition of porteous roll

Scots law
: a roll of offenders formerly prepared by the justice clerk

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History and Etymology for porteous roll

Middle English porthors, portous, portes, portable breviary, manual, from Old French portehors, from porter to carry + hors out, from Latin foris; akin to Latin fores door

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“Porteous roll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porteous%20roll. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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