What is CHURL?

In Saxon law. A freeman of inferior rank, chiefly employed in husbandry. 1 Reeve, Eng. Law, 5. A tenant at will of free condition, who held land from a thane, on condition of rents and services. Cowell. See CEOBL. CI. Fr. So; here. Ci Diciu vous eyde, so help you God. Ci devant, heretofore. Ci bicn, as well.

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