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|Glossary of Words and Phrases|
Found in Combs &c. Research Reports
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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
apothecary: pharmacist, druggist. See Combs &c. occupations
appurtenances: items belonging to another thing such as yards and gardens to a building. Example
Aprilis (Apr): (latin) month of April
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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