- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
GAVE, preterit tense of give.
GAV'EL, noun In law, tribute; toll; custom. [See Gable.]
1. A small parcel of wheat, rye or other grain, laid together by reapers, consisting of two, three or more handfuls.
2. In England, a provincial word for ground.
GAV'EL, for gable or gable-end. [See Gable.]
GAV'ELET, noun An ancient and special cessavit in Kent, in England, where the custom of gavelkind continues, by which the tenant, if he withdraws his rent and services due to his lord, forfeits his lands and tenements.
1. In London, a writ used in the hustings, given to lords or rents in the city.
GAV'ELKIND, noun A tenure in England, by which land descended from the father to all his sons in equal portions, and the land of a brother, dying without issue, descended equally to his brothers. This species of tenure prevailed in England before the Norman conquest, in many parts of the kingdom, perhaps in the whole realm; but particularly in Kent, where it still exists.
GAV'ELOCK, noun An iron crow.