disgavel

[dis-gav-uh l]

verb (used with object), dis·gav·eled, dis·gav·el·ing or (especially British) dis·gav·elled, dis·gav·el·ling. English Law.

to free from the tenure of gavelkind: to disgavel an estate.

Nearby words

  1. disfranchisement,
  2. disfrock,
  3. disfunction,
  4. disfunctional,
  5. disfurnish,
  6. disgerminoma,
  7. disgorge,
  8. disgorger,
  9. disgrace,
  10. disgraced

Origin of disgavel

First recorded in 1675–85; dis-1 + gavel2

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