Moebles

Moe´bles


n. pl.1.Movables; furniture; - also used in the singular (moeble).
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Occasionally, the widower was denied full access even to the movables; see, for example, FF 65415539, which gave the widower without children only half of the "moebles, cateulx et acquesties" of his wife.
The second provided that if the marriage had been subject to a ravestissement ("...quand deux conjoinctz par marriage ont entre advesty l'un l'aultre par sang ou lettres"), the surviving spouse was the full and absolute heir of all property of any kind ("tous et chacuns les biens, moebles, cateulx et heritages") and that any children of the marriage or, in their absence, any other relatives, had no rights whatsoever in the property ("...sans que les enffans procedans duddit marriage ou, en faulte d'enffans, les parens duddit premier morand y puissent avoir droict en quelque sorte que ce soit").
The horses and "autres moebles" taken were Chaucer's, and they disappear from sight almost as soon as they left his possession.
Although the document mentions Chaucer's loses of "son cheval et autres moebles," no provision is made for their reparation; by this writ, however, it pleased the king to pardon Chaucer "vyngt livres de nostre tresor" "et lui descharger en son aconte a nostre Escheqer de les vyngt livres susdites" (CLR 478).
Hem she gan to preche, And hem she yaf hir moebles and hir thyng, And to the Pope Urban bitook hem tho....