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Definitions of Battel

  1. A single combat; as, trial by battel. See Wager of battel, under Wager. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To be supplied with provisions from the buttery. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To make fertile. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Fertile; fruitful; productive. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Provisions ordered from the buttery; also, the charges for them; - only in the pl., except when used adjectively. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A wager of battel, a species of trial by single combat for the decision of causes between parties. See Battle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Provisions from the buttery at Oxford; the charge for these. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To stand indebted in the college book at Oxford for battel; to reside at a university. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Provisions ordered from the buttery; also, the charges for them; -- only in the pl., except when used adjectively. mso.anu.edu.au
  10. Trial by combat; wager of battel. thelawdictionary.org
  11. In French Bataille; Old English law. An ancient and barbarous mode of trial, by Bingle combat, called wager of battel, where, in appeals of felony, the appellee might fight with the appellant to prove his innocence. It was also used in affairs of chivalry or honor, and upon civil cases upon certain issues. Co. Litt. 294. Till lately it disgraced the English code. This mode of trial was abolished in England by stat. 59 Geo.,III. c. 46. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  12. This mode of trial was not peculiar to England. The emperor Otho, A. D. 983, held a diet at Verona, at which several sovereigns and great lords of Italy, Germany and France were present. In order to put a stop to the frequent perjuries in judicial trials, this diet substituted in all cases, even in those which followed the course of the Roman law, proof by combat for proof by oath. Henrion de Pansey, Auth. Judic. Introd. c. 3; and for a detailed account of this mode of trial see Herb. Antiq. of the Inns of Court, 119-145. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  13. Provisions ordered from the buttery; also, the charges for them; only in the pl., except when used adjectively. dictgcide_fs
  14. Adj., fruitful, fertile; v.a. to make or to become fat or fertile; cf. bait, bit, bite, according to Richardson. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  15. n. Provisions taken from the buttery; the charges thereon. Cabinet Dictionary
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