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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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NACKET. Fr., nacquet, the lad that marks at tennis. Hence lacquey, insignificant person. Nackety means "conceited: Another word "nacket means a bit of stone used in the game of shinty, and also a small quantity of snuff or tobacco.

NAIGIS, nags, small horses.

NAPERY (naperie, naprie), table linen.  

NEUO, nephew.

NOLTS' TONGUES, neats' (cow or bullock) tongues.

NONENTRY MAILLS, GIFT OF, the rents of lands in the hands of the superior till the heir is able to assume possession.  

NORTHT, northin, northern, northtest, N.E., nortuest, N.W.

NOTARIAL DOCKET, the notary's certificate at the end of an instrument.

NOTARIAL INSTRUMENT, deed drawn by a notary.

NOTARIAL SYMBOL, the sign used by a notary for distinction.

NOVODAMUS, CHARTER OF, renewal of feudal grant by charter, with some alteration or addition.  

NYCHTBOUR, neighbour.

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