Formedon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Formedon (O. Eng. Law) A writ of right for a tenant in tail in case of a discontinuance of the estate tail. This writ has been abolished.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n formedon In old English law, a writ of right for the recovery of lands by one claiming according to the form of a gift or grant thereof.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF., fr. Latin. So called because the plaintiff claimed “by the form of the gift,: L. per formam doni,