Tres"ayle` (tr&ecr;s"&amac;l`), n. [F. trisaieul, from L. tris, tres, three + F. aieul grandfather. Cf. Besaiel, and see Ayle.]

A grandfather's grandfather.

[Obs.]

Writ of tresayle O. Eng.Law, a writ which lay for a man claiming as heir to his grandfather's grandfather, to recover lands of which he had been deprived by an abatement happening on the ancestor's death.

Mozley & W.

 

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