prisal

noun
pri·​sal | \ ˈprīzəl \
plural -s

Definition of prisal

1 obsolete : seizure (as of goods) under legal or customary privilege
2 obsolete
a : the action of taking something as a prize of war
b : something taken as a prize

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History and Etymology for prisal

Anglo-French prisel, from Middle French prise seizure (from Old French) + Anglo-French -el -al

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“Prisal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prisal. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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