BREVE TESTATUM, feudal law. A declaration by a superior lord to his vassal,
made in the presence of the pares curias, by which he gave his consent to
the grant of land, was so called. Ersk. Inst. B. 2, tit. 3, s. 17. This was
made in writing, and had the operation of a deed. Dalr. Feud. Pr. 239.
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