besaiel definition

  • noun:
    • A great-grandfather.
    • a type of writ which previously put where a great-grandfather died seized of lands in fee simple, and on the day of his death a stranger abated or joined and held the heir out. This might be now abolished.
    • A great-grandfather.
    • some sort of writ which previously put where a great-grandfather died seized of places in fee simple, as well as on the day of their demise a stranger abated or entered and held the heir away. That is now abolished.

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