This might be called AS common (fold) law (riht). It was the collective understanding of rule and custom (not necessarily written down) which could be appealed to - that appeal being immediately understood. -

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  • folcriht — 1. n ( es/ ) right of the people, common law; 2. adj according to common law …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • Αγγλοσάξονες — Φυλή αποτελούμενη από τους Άγγλους, τους Σάξονες και τους Γιούτους. Προερχόμενοι από τη βόρεια Γερμανία, εγκαταστάθηκαν με συνεχείς μεταναστεύσεις τον 5o και 6o αι. μ.Χ. στη Βρετανία και έδωσαν τη σφραγίδα τους στην αγγλική γλώσσα και φιλολογία… …   Dictionary of Greek

  • folkright — /fohk ruyt /, n. a law or right of the people as opposed to that of the privileged classes. [bef. 1000; ME; OE folcriht. See FOLK, RIGHT] * * * …   Universalium

  • Folcland — Lit. folk land . A term which through its infrequency eludes precise definition. However, it is taken to indicate land which was not immune to the various rents and services owed for the king s maintenance. It was probably ordinary land, i.e.… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • folcgeriht — see folcriht …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • folkright — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: translation of Old English folcriht : the right of the people under the customary laws and usages especially in early England …   Useful english dictionary

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