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Borough English

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Bo'rough English, is a customary descent of lands or tenements, whereby, in all places where this custom holds, land and tenements descend to the youngest son; or, if the owner have no issue, to his youngest brother. Cowel.

Sources: Cowell, John (42)

Attributes: None (44)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Borough English." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 15, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=6115.


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