- Usually ragman rolls. a series of documents in which the Scottish nobles acknowledged their allegiance to Edward I of England, 1291–92 and 1296.
- Obsolete. a long list or record; register; catalogue.
Origin of ragman roll
1350–1400; Middle English rageman rolle, of uncertain origin
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- history a set of parchment rolls of 1296 enumerating the Scottish nobles who owed allegiance to Edward I of England, important as the only full list of the nobility of Scotland in the later 13th century
Word Origin for Ragman rolls
C18: from obsolete ragman in the sense: statute, roll, list
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