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Scotland - a glossary of archaic terms, as well as a number of Modern Scots words and phrases, useful for genealogical research. Legal terms, words linked to property and possessions, found in wills and testaments.

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IHONE, John.

ILK, OF THAT, of that place or race. Lat., de eodem, i.e., the name of the family and estates are the same, e.g., Wedderburn of Wedderburn or Wedderburn of that ilk. The right to be so called was granted by royal charter, and survives to the head of the family even if the estate is lost. The mere identity of name with that of the place owned (e.g., by purchase) does not give the right.

IMPLEMENT, fulfilling, completion.  

INCENDIARY LETTER, inflammatory, threatening letter.

INCONTINENT AFTER OUR DECEISS, without delay after our death.

INFEFT, To, to seize or give formal possession ; infeftment, the action or the deed drawn to record it.  

INGLAND, England inglis, English

INHIBITION, a writ under the signet prohibiting a debtor from parting with his heritage, or burdening it.

INQUEST, inquiry ,before a jury as to a person's right to succeed as heir to a parent or relative.

INSTRUMENT, legal document.

INTERDICT (interdiction), inquisition.  

INTERLOCUTOR, (Scots Law): A judgement or order of a court or of the Lords Ordinary, signed by the pronouncing or presiding judge (short of the final judgement). `Interlocutors, correctly speaking, are judgments or judicial orders pronounced in the course of a suit, but which do not finally determine the cause. The term, however, in Scotch practice, is applied indiscriminately to the judgments or orders of the Court, or of the Lords Ordinary, whether they exhaust the question at issue or not' (Bell Dictionary of the Law of Scotland 1861).

INTERMEDDLE, interfere, concern oneself with incorrectly, without due cause.  

INTERROGATORY, formal (usually written) question, requiring a reply on oath.  

INTERRUPTION, legal action to extend the length of time of a period of prescription .  

INTERTAINER, entertainer, guardian with whom a child lives.

INTRES THAIRTO, interest in.

INTR0METTER, person mixing himself up with the affairs of another, e.g., an executor; intro­mission, the act of so doing to.

INTRUSIT, intruded.

INVENTAR, invetar, inventory.

INVENTAR JUDICIAL, one made by order of the court.

IRON BAK, ash pan or basket of iron.

IRRITANCY, CLAUSE OF, a clause in a document attaching a condition to a right, e.g., the bearing of a specified name and arms as a condition of holding an estate, or the giving up of one estate as the condition of succeeding to another.

IUGE, judge, iugit, judged.

IURIS-CONSULTOURS, legal counsel.

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