precept of clare constat

precept of cla·​re con·​stat
Scots law
: a deed in which a superior recognizes the title of the heir of a deceased vassal or tenant to enter upon the superior's land compare writ of clare constat

Word History


clare constat from Latin, it is clearly established

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“Precept of clare constat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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