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In old English law, a capite was a tenure, abolished by Act 12 Chas. II, xxiv., by which either person or land was held immediately of the king, or of his crown, either by knight's service or socage.[1]

References

  1. ^ John Davies (1762). A Report of Cases and Matters of Law Resolved and Adjudged in the King's Courts in Ireland. Original from the University of Michigan. http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC05693320&id=DKYAAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA3-PA182&lpg=RA3-PA182&dq=Capite+king&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html.  

This article incorporates content from the 1728 Cyclopaedia, a publication in the public domain.


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