Battel

Battel, or Battels, is a term still used at the University of Oxford to refer to the food ordered by members of the college as distinct from the usual `commons`. Hence it also referred to college accounts for board and provisions supplied from kitchen and buttery, and, generally, the whole of a person`s college accounts. Though the distinction ......
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Battel

• (v. i.) To be supplied with provisions from the buttery. • (a.) Fertile; fruitful; productive. • (v. i.) To make fertile. • (n.) Provisions ordered from the buttery; also, the charges for them; -- only in the pl., except when used adjectively. • (n.) A single combat; as, trial by battel. See Wager of battel, under Wager.B...
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Battel

Bat'tel adjective Fertile; fruitful; productive. [ Obsolete] « A battel soil for grain, for pasture good. Fairfax. »
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Battel

Bat'tel intransitive verb To be supplied with provisions from the buttery. [ Univ. of Oxford, Eng.]
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Battel

Bat'tel noun [ Obsolete form. of Battle .] (Old Eng. Law) A single combat; as, trial by battel . See Wager of battel , under Wager .
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Battel

Bat'tel transitive verb [ Confer Batful , Batten , intransitive verb ] To make fertile. [ Obsolete] 'To battel barren land.' Ray.
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Battel

in French Bataille; Old English law. An ancient and barbarous mode of trial, by Bingle combat, called wager of battel, where, in appeals of felony, the appellee might fight with the appellant to prove his innocence. It was also used in affairs of chivalry or honor, and upon civil cases upon certain issues. Till lately it disgraced the English code....
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