The right to claim the wreckage of ships. [< OldEngl. scip = ship + bryce = break, fragment] -
Cf. Lagan

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • scipbryce — m ( es/ as) ship wreck, what comes ashore from wrecks; right to claim wreckage …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • Lagan — Wreckage lying on the sea bed. One of the rights in the Charter of the *Cinque Ports granted in 1155 was title to such wreckage. It is not to be confused with flotsam = wreckage floating on the sea, or jetsam = goods and wreckage on the beach. Cf …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • shipwreck — {{11}}shipwreck (n.) mid 15c., from SHIP (Cf. ship) (n.) + WRECK (Cf. wreck) (n.). Earlier it meant things cast up from a shipwreck (c.1100). The earlier word for shipwreck in the modern sense was M.E. schipbreke, from O.E. scipbryce.… …   Etymology dictionary

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