AVAIL OF MARRIAGE
\ɐvˈe͡ɪl ɒv mˈaɹɪd͡ʒ], \ɐvˈeɪl ɒv mˈaɹɪdʒ], \ɐ_v_ˈeɪ_l ɒ_v m_ˈa_ɹ_ɪ_dʒ]\
Definitions of AVAIL OF MARRIAGE
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In feudal law. The right of marriage, which the lord or guardian in chivalry had of disposing of his infant ward in matrimony. A guardian In socage had also the same right, but not attended with the same advantage. 2 Bl. Comm. 88. In Scotch law. A certain sum due by the heir of a deceased ward vassal, when the heir became of marriageable age. Ersk. Inst. 2, 5, 18.
By Henry Campbell Black