Darrein


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Dar´rein


a.1.(Law) Last; as, darrein continuance, the last continuance.
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136-137: "[...] les comunes de Kent [...] viendrent a Rouchestre et illeoqes encontrerount graunde noumbre des comunes de Exesse et [...] mistrent ensege al chastelle de Rouchestre [...] et doneuront fort assaute al chastelle, et le conestable se defendist vigurousement une dymy iour, mes au darrein pur doute qil avoit de tiel multitude des gentz saunz resoun de Exesse et de Kent delivera le chastelle as eux et les comunes entrerent et pristrent Iour eompaignoun et toutz prisoners hors de prisone".
141-142: "[...] et puis alerount devers Sawvay et mistrent feu en divers measones [...] et au darrein viendrent a Sawvay et debrusseront les portes et entreront en la place et
There were various other "neighborhood inquests" during the reign of Henry II, including those in the Assize of Northampton in 1176, the Assize of Darrein in 1181, and the Assize of the Forest in 1184.(90) In all of the above, the jury was assembled according to the issuance of a royal writ summoning "twelve free and lawful men."(91)