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GAVELKIND Definition & Legal Meaning

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A species of socage tenure common in Kent, in England, where thelands descend to all the sous, or heirs of the nearest degree, together; may bedisposed of by will; do not escheat for felony; may be aliened by the heir at the age oflifteen ; and dower and curtesy is given of half the land. Stim. Law Gloss.


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