In law, ayel, also known as ayle, aiel, or de avo, is a writ where a grandfather, being seized on his demesne on the day of his death, a stranger enters the same day, and dispossesses the rightful heir, the grandchild. The writ allowed the grandchild to oust the stranger.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chambers, Ephraim, ed. (1728). "article name needed". Cyclopædia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (first ed.). James and John Knapton, et al.
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