un-besacen
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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un-besacen
adj. I. of persons, unmolested by litigation Ðǽr se bónda sæt uncwyd and unbecrafod, sitte ðæt wíf and ða cild on ðam ylcan unbesacen, L. C. S. 73; Th. i. 414 23. II. of things, not made the subject of litigation, uncontested Ðæt ðæt land swá unbesæccen gange intó ðære cyrican swá hit ðá on dæg wes ðá hit man him tó læt that the land pass into the possession of the church as uncontested as it was on the day when it was let to him, Chart. Th. 159, 24. Ðá sealde hé Æþelrige unbesacen land on hand, ðæt hé þanonforð syþþan ðǽron ne sprǽce he gave the land up to Æþelrige uncontested, so that thenceforth he would not lay claim to it, 289, 31. Hió ðæt land hæbben unbesacen wið ǽlce hand (not liable to suits from any side ) ða hwíle ðe hió lifgean, and gif Ælfw leng sió, ðonne sý hit hyre unbesacen, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. ii. 150, 22-25: L. C. S. 80; Th. i. 420, 21. Hé him gedó ðone ceáp unbesacene let him make the chattel secure from being the subject of litigation, L. In. 53; Th. i. 136, 7 note. v. un-forboden.
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