Ragman-roll

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ragman-roll rag′man-rōl a parchment roll with pendent seals, any important document, esp. the collection of instruments by which the Scotch nobles subscribed allegiance to Edward I. of England, 1291-2-6, and at the parliament of Berwick: a vague story (cf. Rigmarole).
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. Ice. ragmenni, a craven—ragr, cowardly (A.S. earg), madhr, man.

Usage

In literature:

See Rolls Roll, the Ragman.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
We meet the name of "Fraser" in various spellings in Ragman Roll, which dates A.D. 1292-97.
"The Clan Fraser in Canada" by Alexander Fraser
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