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Name Term description
Name Ranking of creditors Term description

A system of deciding impartially which creditors should have prior claim on a debtor's estate; this was why it was so important to a wife to have an antenuptial marriage contract making provision for her and her children because this entitled them to be 'ranked' among any creditors on her husband's estate if he fell into debt.

Name Reader Term description

Reader in a church

Name Rear-admiral Term description

Senior naval officer, deputy in charge of a fleet

Name Receiver general Term description

Senior customs officer

Name Rector Term description

Member of university court elected to oversee appointments, later elected by the students as their representative

Name Rector of grammar school Term description

Member of university court elected to oversee appointments, later elected by the students as their representative

Name Rector of university Term description

Member of university court elected to oversee appointments, later elected by the students as their representative

Name Redemaker Term description

? Maker of reeds for musical instruments

Name Reed-maker Term description

? Maker of reeds for musical instruments

Name Reeler Term description

Put the yarn onto reels in preparation for weaving

Name Reg. Term description

Registered

Name Regent Term description

Junior lecturer in a university

Name Regent at St Andrews Term description

Junior lecturer in a university

Name Regent of college of Glasgow Term description

Junior lecturer in a university

Name Register Term description

One who keeps a register, of births, marriages, deaths, deeds, etc.

Name Register of shipping Term description

One who keeps a register, of births, marriages, deaths, deeds, etc.

Name Registrar Term description

One who keeps a register, of births, marriages, deaths, deeds, etc.

Name Reider Term description

Reader in a church

Name Reidmaker Term description

? Maker of reeds for musical instruments

Name Relict Term description

Widow or widower

Name Relict Term description

A widow

Name REPS/REPTS/REPRES/REPRESS/REPRS Term description

Representatives

Name Residenter Term description

Inhabitant, especially one of long-standing

Name Resider Term description

Resident, inhabitant

Name Resignation Term description

This occurred when a vassal gave up his estate to the superior, either permanently or 'in favorem', i.e. where the intention was that the superior should make a new grant in favour of another, usually a purchaser from the person resigning the land.