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Name Term description
Name Bairn's pairt of gear Term description

Children's legal share of their father's moveable property on his death; also called the legitim.

Name Base-born Term description

Illegitimate, born outside of wedlock

Name Behoof Term description

On behalf of

Name Books of Council and Session Term description

Another title for the Register of Deeds and Probative Writs in which, according to the directions they contain, deeds were registered for preservation and execution, or for preservation only.