Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    One of the lowest classes of freemen.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    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 Ceorl. Cl. Fr. So; here, Ci Dieiu vous eyde, so help you God. Ci devout, heretofore. CH bien, as well.