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abstracted: summarized

accomptant: accountant

Ace: nickname for Asa.

ad litem: (latin) in this case only. Example

administrator: in probate records, the person appointed by the courts to administer (handle bill-paying and distribution of assets) the estate of the deceased, seen most often when s/he died intestate; or if a will is located belatedly (post-administration), it may be "annexed" (attached) to the administration order. An administratrix is a female administrator. Abbreviations include adm., admx. and admon. Example. See also probate.

ae: (latin) age

aetat: (latin) "attained the age of." Example

afsd.: abbreviation for aforesaid

ague: intermittent chills, fever and sweating. Example

a.k.a.: also known as. See also alias

alias: another name by which a person is known. Sometimes an alternate spelling, and also often used to indicate a married woman's maiden name or a re-married widow's new surname. Sometimes used to indicate the natural father's surname in cases of illegitimate birth or adoption. Example See also a.k.a.

Alie, Allie: nickname for Alice (See also Alsey and Elsie)

Alford: variant spelling for Alfred

Alsey,Alsy, Elcie, Elsy, etc.: nickname for Alice

annotation: supplemental information. Example

Ant.: abbreviation for given name, Anthony

apoplexy: paralysis due to a stroke. Example; also used to signify heat stroke. Example

apothecary: pharmacist, druggist. See Combs &c. occupations

apprentice: an individual who has contracted (or been contracted) to master a trade, usually for a minimum of seven years. See also indentured servant and Freedom of the City (London).

appurtenances: items belonging to another thing such as yards and gardens to a building. Example

Aprilis (Apr): (latin) month of April

armiger : an armor-bearer; an esquire; a title of dignity belonging to gentlemen authorized to bear arms. See English Heraldry

artificer: a highly skilled craftsman of intricate (artistic) objects; in the military, one who repairs weapons. Example

assigns : transfer of property, either real, personal or moveable, either voluntarily or for consideration. Example

atte: (Old English) surname prefix meaning at or of, generally referencing a location (atte Combe). Also "de" (latin: "of") Examples

Augustus (Aug): (latin) month of August


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