On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish Volume 1

On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ... twenty-one cows, and of his Enecland. Any one who desired to adopt a stranger or a distant rela-the Amtm tive into his family, or wished to keep strangers in his household, was obliged, after a certain number of days, to give bail for their conduct until the legal fee payable for the naturalization of the stranger was paid, such a bail was called an Aitire Foesma. Defendants and their bails summoned to appear at court, and stain or Aires owing service to it, were bound to appear on the first day, but if they could give a valid excuse, that is, show that there were insurmountable obstacles to their arrival in time, a certain time of grace was given them. The delay or hindrance was called Esain, a word which is almost identical in form as well as meaning with the French Essoine, English Esuoign or Essoin, Scotch Essoinzie. The English and Scotch terms are Anglo-Norman, and, like the French, are evidently of Celtic origin. The valid excuses were--sickness, being beyond the sea, bad roads, the overholding of pledged articles of dress or ornament required by a person in order to appear suitably without loss of dignity at court, etc. If the cause of delay or hindrance was due to some one else, the person delayed or prevented altogether from appearing was entitled to damages, which were fixed by law according to his rank. Several other legal rights and privileges have been mentioned in the course of the Lectures and of this Introduction, such as Faesam, Turrihvgadh, Fonaidm, and Snadha. Although most of these terms have been more or less explained in the foot notes to the Crith Gablach, in and incidentally in the course of this Introduction, some further observations on them may not be out of place here. Faesam was the right which every Trebaire, or.show more

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  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 481g
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  • English
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  • 1236520777
  • 9781236520777