Levant et cumbens
- Lit. 'rising and laying down'. Legal term used of cattle which were put out both night and day. The phrase was also used of tenants of an estate. -Cf. Letters Patent
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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Levant — Legal tern used of stray animals. An animal was said to be levant if it had been away for a day and a night; after this time it could be distrained, i.e. held by the owner of the land it was found on. Cf. Levant et cumbens … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases