Dis-gavel

disgavel

[dis-gav-uhl]
verb (used with object), disgaveled, disgaveling or (especially British) disgavelled, disgavelling. English Law.
to free from the tenure of gavelkind: to disgavel an estate.

Origin:
1675–85; dis-1 + gavel2

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