\bˈʌtləz ˈɔːdɪnəns], \bˈʌtləz ˈɔːdɪnəns], \b_ˈʌ_t_l_ə_z ˈɔː_d_ɪ_n_ə_n_s]\
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In English law. A law for the heir to punish waste in the life of the ancestor. "Though it be on record iu the parliament book of Edward I., yet it never was a statute, nor ever so received ; but only some constitution of the king's council, or lords in parliament, which never obtained the strength or force of an act of parliament" Hale, Hist. Eng. Law, p. 18.
By Henry Campbell Black
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