batable-ground

Land that is in controversy, or about the possession of which there is a dispute, as the lands which were situated between England and Scotland before the Union

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • batable ground — Land the title to which is in dispute; land lying between England and Scotland, claimed by each; an area of principle subject to be questioned or disputed …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Batable — Bat a*ble, a. [Abbrev. from debatable.] Disputable. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Note: The border land between England and Scotland, being formerly a subject of contention, was called batable or debatable ground. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • or Ground — Debatable De*bat a*ble, a. [Cf. OF. debatable. See {Debate}.] Liable to be debated; disputable; subject to controversy or contention; open to question or dispute; as, a debatable question. [1913 Webster] {The Debatable Land} or {or Ground}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scots' Dike — The Scots Dike or dyke is a three and a half mile / 5.25 km long linear earthwork, constructed by the English and the Scots in the year 1552Mack, James Logan (1926). The Border Line. Pub. Oliver Boyd. P. 94.] to mark the division of the Debatable …   Wikipedia

  • Debatable Lands — The Debatable Lands, also known as Debatable ground, batable ground or thriep lands,[1] was land lying between Scotland and England, formerly in question to which it belonged, when they were distinct kingdoms. It signifies the same thing as… …   Wikipedia

  • Debatable — De*bat a*ble, a. [Cf. OF. debatable. See {Debate}.] Liable to be debated; disputable; subject to controversy or contention; open to question or dispute; as, a debatable question. [1913 Webster] {The Debatable Land} or {or Ground}, a tract of land …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Debatable Land — Debatable De*bat a*ble, a. [Cf. OF. debatable. See {Debate}.] Liable to be debated; disputable; subject to controversy or contention; open to question or dispute; as, a debatable question. [1913 Webster] {The Debatable Land} or {or Ground}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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