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Contenement

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A word used in Magna Charta, meaning the lands and chattels connected with a tenement; also whatever befits the social position of a person, as the arms of a gentleman, the merchandise of a trader, the ploughs and wagons of a peasant, etc.

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“In every case the contenement (a word expressive of chattels necessary to each man’s station) was exempted from seizure.”—Hallam: Middle Ages, part ii. chap. viii. p. 342.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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