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Re: Ceremonies of property transfer

Poster: Mark Schuldenfrei <schuldy@abel.MATH.HARVARD.EDU>

  "Sec. 85.  [Inter alia] when the tenant shall make homage to his lord, he 
  shall be ungirt [is this "disarmed?"]

girt \'g*rt\ vb [ME girten, alter. of girden] 1: GIRD 2: to fasten by means
   of a firth : to measure in girth

gird \'g*rd\ \'g*rd-*d\ \'g*rt\ vb or gird.ed or girt;  or gird.ing [ME
   girden, fr. OE gyrdan; akin to OE geard yard - more at]YARD 1a: to encircle
   or bind with a flexible band 1b: to make fast 1c: SURROUND 2: PROVIDE,
   EQUIP; esp : to invest with the sword of knighthood 3: to prepare (oneself)
   for action : to prepare for action

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