lagan

lagan

[lag-uhn]
noun Law.
anything sunk in the sea, but attached to a buoy or the like so that it may be recovered.
Also, ligan.


Origin:
1525–35; < Middle French (> Medieval Latin laganum); probably < Germanic; compare Old Norse lǫgn net laid in the sea

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lagan or ligan (ˈlæɡən, ˈlaɪɡən)
 
n
flotsam Compare jetsam goods or wreckage on the sea bed, sometimes attached to a buoy to permit recovery
 
[C16: from Old French lagan, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse lögn dragnet]
 
ligan or ligan
 
n
 
[C16: from Old French lagan, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse lögn dragnet]

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