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    (~zĭ or -yĭ)
n.1.(Scots Law) An entailment or deed whereby the legal course of succession is cut off, and an arbitrary one substituted.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Reentailing his inheritance, Baron Bradwardine literally resigns his fee to the Hanoverian succession "in favorem," that is, "for the express purpose of its re-grant to the disponee as a new vassal."(23) The reentailment thus implies not only the expiration of the original Bradwardine tailzie from the fourteenth century and the eventual surrender of the Bradwardine lands to an English family, but also the recognition of Stuart right as defeasible.
The "Act Concerning Tailzies" strengthened the Scottish landholder's right to keep his property unalterably within the same family.
In 1513 he was knighted, and (an unusual step) made |heir of tailzie' to his father in the absence of legitimate children.