Naifty, writ of


Naifty, writ of
Writ issued by *chancery allowing a manorial lord to reclaim his runaway peasant, or *naif (AnNor.). The Latin term was (homo) nativus = a native. [< AnNor. naif = peasant or villein attached to a *vill or settlement]

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