What is CHIMIN?

In old English law. A road, way, highway. It is either the king’s highway (rhiminus regis) or a private way. The first is that over which the subjects of the realm, and all others under the protection of the crown, have free liberty to pass, though the property in the soil itself belong to some private individual; the last is that in which one person or more have liberty to pass over the land of another, by prescription or charter. Wharton.

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