cosenage

cosenage
cosenage /ksz(3)naj/ (Also spelled "cosinage," "cousinage.") In old English law, a writ that lay for the heir where the tresail, i.e., the father of the besail, or greatgrandfather, was seised of lands in fee at his death, and a stranger entered upon the land and abated. 3 Bl. Comm. 186. Kindred; cousinship; relationship; affinity. 3 Bl.Comm. 186

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Cosenage — Cos en*age (k?z n ?j), n. See {Cozenage}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cosenage — /ksz(3)naj/ (Also spelled cosinage, cousinage. ) In old English law, a writ that lay for the heir where the tresail, i.e., the father of the besail, or greatgrandfather, was seised of lands in fee at his death, and a stranger entered upon the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cosenage — Same as cousinage …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • cosinage — cosenage /ksz(3)naj/ (Also spelled cosinage, cousinage. ) In old English law, a writ that lay for the heir where the tresail, i.e., the father of the besail, or greatgrandfather, was seised of lands in fee at his death, and a stranger entered… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cousinage — cosenage /ksz(3)naj/ (Also spelled cosinage, cousinage. ) In old English law, a writ that lay for the heir where the tresail, i.e., the father of the besail, or greatgrandfather, was seised of lands in fee at his death, and a stranger entered… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cosinage — cosenage /ksz(3)naj/ (Also spelled cosinage, cousinage. ) In old English law, a writ that lay for the heir where the tresail, i.e., the father of the besail, or greatgrandfather, was seised of lands in fee at his death, and a stranger entered… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cousinage — cosenage /ksz(3)naj/ (Also spelled cosinage, cousinage. ) In old English law, a writ that lay for the heir where the tresail, i.e., the father of the besail, or greatgrandfather, was seised of lands in fee at his death, and a stranger entered… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cosinage — /ˈkʌzənɪdʒ/ (say kuzuhnij) noun Law kindredship; cousinship; consanguinity. Also, cosenage. {Anglo French} …  

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