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. -

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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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

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