- the property of a man dying intestate was divided equally among his sons
- the tenant could dispose of his land by feoffment at the age of fifteen
- the land did not escheat upon the conviction of the tenant as a felon
Origin: ME gavelkynde (orig. Kentish) < gavel, tribute, tax, rent (< OE gafol < base of giefan: see give) + kynde, kind
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Origin: Middle English gavelkinde : Old English gafol, gavel; see gavel2 + Old English gecynd, kind; see kind2.