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Name Term description
Name A-N C of M Term description

Ante-Nuptial Contract of Marriage

Name Act Term description

Formal decision

Name Addettit Term description

Indebted to, owing

Name Adjudication Term description

[Or 'adjudication for debt'] The legal action by which a debtor's property was passed to his creditors.  Adjudication in implement, on the other hand, is a decision by a court to implement a defective title to land.

Name Aliment Term description

A maintenance

Name Air Term description

Heir

Name Alienate Term description

Sell

Name Allenarly Term description

Only, solely or exclusively

Name Amerciament Term description

A fine imposed on a wrongdoer

Name Anent Term description

Concerning, on the subject of

Name Annalzie Term description

Alienate, or sell

Name Annualrent Term description

Interest on a loan, paid annually

Name Apparent heir Term description

Not the person who 'appears' to be heir to landed property, but the heir who has already succeeded to it

Name Appraisement Term description

Valuation

Name Apprising Term description

The sentence of  a court affecting a debtor's heritable property, as a consequence of which that property would be sold to pay the debt.

Name Arles Term description

A payment made to signify completion of a bargain

Name Articles of roup Term description

The conditions under which a property was to be auctioned

Name Assoilzie Term description

To find someone 'not guilty', to absolve them from the outcome of a legal action

Name Auchtand Term description

Owing

Name At Term description

Indicates a landless person, e.g. Andrew Bennett, farm servant at Little Kenny

Name Availl Term description

Worth, or monetary value

Name Awand Term description

Owing