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merchet

(ˈmɜːtʃɪt)
n
(Historical Terms) (in feudal England) a fine paid by a tenant, esp a villein, to his lord for allowing the marriage of his daughter
[C13: from Anglo-French, literally: market]
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French defence expert Jean-Dominique Merchet, said: "I would be astonished if France was prepared to send troops back to Afghanistan.
The well-regarded French defense journalist JeanDominique Merchet reported that the GIGN detachment arrived an hour after the assault to retake the hotel had ended, and that the response involved members of France's Commandement des Operations Speciales (COS) dispatched from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
See Jean-Dominique Merchet, "Mali: le COS est bien present au Sahel.
Jean-Dominique Merchet, "Libye: La facture des missiles de croisiere Scalp s'eleve (deja) a plus de neuf millions d'euros," Marianne2.
It's peanuts," said Jean Dominique Merchet, editor of blog secretdefense on military affairs.
Merchet is given as another example in the Oxford English of a word with Welsh origins - in the 13th century this was a fee paid by a tennant to his overlord to allow his daughter to marry.
The first recorded use of the word dates back to 1228, when Joseph Thomas Fowler listed the "rights and privileges granted to a church: wrek, weyf, stray, merchet," in Memorials of the Church of SS Peter and Wilfrid.
With his opening words, Jean-Dominique Merchet, a specialist in defence policy for the French daily Liberation, sets the tone of this volume.
His trainer Jean-Marie Merchet admits the Paris firefighter is an outside bet for the title, but said: "We say impossible is not French
Servile status was inherited `by blood' and the tenant's children were liable to servile dues, such as chevage, for living outside the manor, or merchet, for a woman's marriage.
For historical perspectives on the concept of women as property, see, for example, Eleanor Searle, Merchet and Women's Property Rights in Medieval England, in 2 Women and the Law, supra note 25.
See Jean-Dominique Merchet, "AQMI: l'otage Michel Germaneau est mort de maladie, faute de medicaments," Marianne, January 10, 2011.