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GALE Definition & Legal Meaning

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The payment of a rent, tax, duty, or annuity.A gale is the right to open and work a mine within the Hundred of St. Brlavel’s, or astone quarry within the open lands of the Forest of Dean. The right is a license orinterest in the nature of real estate, conditional on the due payment of rent and observanceof the obligations imposed on the’ galee. It follows the ordinary rules as to thedevolution and conveyance of real estate. The galee pays the crown a rent known as a”galeage rent,” “royalty,” or some similar name, proportionate to the quantity of mineralsgot from the mine or quarry.


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