ARSER IN EE MAIN
\ˈɑːsəɹ ɪn ˈiː mˈe͡ɪn], \ˈɑːsəɹ ɪn ˈiː mˈeɪn], \ˈɑː_s_ə_ɹ ɪ_n ˈiː m_ˈeɪ_n]\
Definitions of ARSER IN EE MAIN
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Burning in the hand. The punishment by burning or branding the left thumb of lay offenders who claimed and were allowed the benefit of clergy, so as to distinguish them in case they made a second claim of clergy. 5 Coke, 51; 4 Bl. Comm. 367.
By Henry Campbell Black
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- This term applies to the precise value of property upon which taxes need be paid.