Byrlaw definition

(obsolete except in historical references) The local customs and laws of a settlement or district.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of byrlaw - birlaw, birley, birlie, burlaw

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
byrlaw
Plural:
byrlaws

Origin of byrlaw

  • From Old Norse býjar (genitive of býr ‘village, settlement’) + lagu ‘law’.

    From Wiktionary