[gav-uh l-kahynd] /ˈgæv əlˌkaɪnd/
noun, English Law.
(originally) a tenure of land in which the tenant was liable for a rental in money or produce rather than for labor or military service.
a customary system of land tenure whose chief feature was equal division of land among the heirs of the holder.
the land so held.
a former system of land tenure peculiar to Kent based on the payment of rent to the lord instead of the performance of services by the tenant
the land subject to such tenure
(English law) (formerly) land held under this system
[gav-uh l] /ˈgæv əl/ noun 1. a small mallet used by the presiding officer of a meeting, a judge, etc., usually to signal for attention or order. 2. a similar mallet used by an auctioneer to indicate acceptance of the final bid. 3. Masonry. 2 . verb (used with object) 4. to chair (a legislative […]
adjective 1. from the opening to the closing of a formal session or series of sessions: gavel-to-gavel television coverage of the Congressional hearing.
[gey-vee-uh l] /ˈgeɪ vi əl/ noun 1. a large crocodilian, Gavialis gangeticus, of India and Pakistan, having elongated, garlike jaws: an endangered species. /ˈɡeɪvɪəl/ noun 1. a large fish-eating Indian crocodilian, Gavialis gangeticus, with a very long slender snout: family Gavialidae 2. false gavial, a SE Asian crocodile, Tomistoma schlegeli, similar to but smaller than […]
[gav-in] /ˈgæv ɪn/ noun 1. a male given name.