precept of clare constat

precept of cla·​re con·​stat | \ -ˌkla(a)rēˈkänzˌtat \

Definition of precept of clare constat

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

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clare constat from Latin, it is clearly established

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“Precept of clare constat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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