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|Glossary of Words and Phrases|
Found in Combs &c. Research Reports
A Combs &c. Research Resource
easement: a right of way or right of use, but not possession over or in the lands of another person.
Easter: nickname for Esther, Hester
Elick: nickname for Alexander (more commonly: Alec or Alex)
Elisha, Elitia: nickname for Alicia
eminent domain: the right and power of government to condemn private property for public use if just compensation is paid the property owner.
entail, entaile: property (usually real, not personal) which cannot be deeded or willed by the present owner, but must transfer, upon current owner's death to a pre-designated indivudal. See also primogeniture
enumerator: census taker. Example
escheat: reversion of property to the state (or feudal lord of a manor) due to want of a legal heir. Example
et: (latin) and
et cetera (etc., &c.) (latin) and others; and other things; and others of like character; and other of the like kind; and the rest; and so on; and so forth. Example
extra-parochial: In England, land that was uninhabited in Anglo-Saxon times and outside the jurisdiction of any civil or ecclesiastical parish. No poor or church rates were paid, though tithes in theory went to the Crown. A resident could choose the nearest convenient parish for baptisms, etc." (The Parish Registers of Herefordshire, J Harnden, 1987, ISBN 0-9512347-0-6).