fine for endowment

fine for endowment
A fine anciently payable to the lord by the widow of a tenant, without which she could not be endowed of her husband's lands. Abolished in England under Henry I, and by Magna Charta. 2 Bl. Comm. 135

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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