lawing a mastiff

lawing a mastiff
The practice of cutting off the claws and ball or pelote of the forefeet to prevent the dogs from running after deer in the king's forest. See 3 Bl Comm 72.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • mastiff — A large dog formerly in common use for hunting, also as a watchdog. See lawing …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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