ragman roll


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.

Nearby words

  1. ragi,
  2. raging,
  3. raglan,
  4. raglan sleeve,
  5. ragman,
  6. ragman rolls,
  7. ragnar lodbrok,
  8. ragnarok,
  9. ragnarök,
  10. ragout

Origin of ragman roll

1350–1400; Middle English rageman rolle, of uncertain origin

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British Dictionary definitions for ragman rolls

Ragman rolls

/ (ˈræɡmən) /

pl n

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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