Besaiel meaning

(obsolete) A great-grandfather.
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(law, obsolete) A kind of writ which formerly lay where a great-grandfather died seized of lands in fee simple, and on the day of his death a stranger abated or entered and kept the heir out.

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Origin of besaiel

  • Old French beseel, French bisaïeul, from Latin bis (“twice”) + Late Latin avolus, diminutive of Latin avus (“grandfather”).
    From Wiktionary