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Bo-aires of this class, to avoid the gavelling of their property, elected a Tanist—the Tanaise Bo-aire.
Other monoliths are probably the Tanist Stones, where the new chief or king was elected, and sworn to protect and lead his people.The Archaeology and Prehistoric Annals of Scotland|Daniel Wilson
This story must have been an after-thought, to account for what we may suppose to have been a prehistoric Tanist stone.Roman Mosaics|Hugh Macmillan
Very often the sons refused to accept the tanist, and bloody quarrels followed.
To avert strife his tanist, or successor, was elected in his lifetime.Irish History and the Irish Question|Goldwin Smith