Withername meaning

(law) A second or reciprocal distress of other goods in lieu of goods which were taken by a first distress and have been eloigned; a taking by way of reprisal.
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Origin of withername

  • From Middle English, from Old English wiþernām (“seizure”, literally “a take-back”), from Old Norse viðrnam, equivalent to wither- (“against”) +‎ nim. More at wither, nim.

    From Wiktionary