Forsteal


Forsteal
An offence mentioned in *DB relating the laws of the city of Chester. It meant violent affray in the streets. The penalty was a fine of £4 if committed on a feast day or a Sunday; on other days the fine was 40s. -

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  • Forestall — Fore*stall , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Forestalled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Forestalling}.] [OE. forstallen to stop, to obstruct; to stop (goods) on the way to the market by buying them beforehand, from forstal obstruction, AS. forsteal, foresteall, prop.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forestalled — Forestall Fore*stall , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Forestalled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Forestalling}.] [OE. forstallen to stop, to obstruct; to stop (goods) on the way to the market by buying them beforehand, from forstal obstruction, AS. forsteal,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forestalling — Forestall Fore*stall , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Forestalled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Forestalling}.] [OE. forstallen to stop, to obstruct; to stop (goods) on the way to the market by buying them beforehand, from forstal obstruction, AS. forsteal,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To forestall the market — Forestall Fore*stall , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Forestalled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Forestalling}.] [OE. forstallen to stop, to obstruct; to stop (goods) on the way to the market by buying them beforehand, from forstal obstruction, AS. forsteal,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fihtwite — A fine, i.e. a *wite, for fighting. In *LHP, the Latin was fightwita and was considered a relatively minor offence, punishable by the offender s lord. Cf. Forsteal; Leyrwite …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Forestel — Assault carried out on the king s highway; an ambush on that highway. It was one of the offences reserved to the king s judgement. The penalty was a fine of 100s. In the Latin records the offence was described as prohibitio itineris = hindrance… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Hamfare — The crime of breaking into a house to rob. It is mentioned in the *DB entry for the city of Chester, in the section where its laws are itemised. For hamfare, the penalty was a fine of £4 if committed on a Sunday or feast day, while 40s was… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Hengwite — Offence mentioned in a section of *DB dealing with the laws of the city of Chester. Hengwite was failure to raise the *hue and cry. An ordinary citizen was liable to a fine of 10s, while an *earl or king s *reeve had to pay a fine of 20s. Cf.… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases


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