Be*saiel", Be*saile", Be*sayle" (), n. [OF. beseel, F. bisaieul, fr. L. bis twice + LL. avolus, dim. of L. avus grandfather.]

1.

A great-grandfather.

[Obs.]

2. Law

A kind of writ which formerly lay where a great-grandfather died seized of lands in fee simple, and on the day of his death a stranger abated or entered and kept the heir out. This is now abolished.

Blackstone.

 

© Webster 1913.

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