auncel


auncel
ansel, ansul, or auncel
/onsal/
In old English law, an ancient mode of weighing by hanging scales or hooks at either end of a beam or staff, which, being lifted with one's finger or hand by the middle, showed the equality or difference between the weight at one end and the thing weighed at the other

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • ansel — ansel, ansul, or auncel /onsal/ In old English law, an ancient mode of weighing by hanging scales or hooks at either end of a beam or staff, which, being lifted with one s finger or hand by the middle, showed the equality or difference between… …   Black's law dictionary

  • ansul — ansel, ansul, or auncel /onsal/ In old English law, an ancient mode of weighing by hanging scales or hooks at either end of a beam or staff, which, being lifted with one s finger or hand by the middle, showed the equality or difference between… …   Black's law dictionary

  • ansel — See auncel weight …   Ballentine's law dictionary


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