porteous roll

noun por·te·ous roll \ˈpōrtēəs-\
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Definition of porteous roll



Scots law

  1. :  a roll of offenders formerly prepared by the justice clerk

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at port, door

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a brief usually trivial fact

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