Ayle\, n. [OE. ayel, aiel, OF. aiol, aiel, F. a["i]eul, a dim. of L. avus grandfather.] A grandfather. [Obs.]

Writ of Ayle, an ancient English writ which lay against a stranger who had dispossessed the demandant of land of which his grandfather died seized.
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