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a.1.(Law) Last; as, darrein continuance, the last continuance.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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)