hasp and staple

See seizin by hasp and staple.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • seisin by hasp and staple — The investiture of a person of seisin by the feoffee s taking hold of the hasp of the door of the house and then bolting himself in …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Hasp — (h[.a]sp), n. [OE. hasp, hesp, AS. h[ae]pse; akin to G. haspe, h[ a]spe, Sw. & Dan. haspe, Icel. hespa.] [1913 Webster] 1. A clasp, especially a metal strap permanently fast at one end to a staple or pin, while the other passes over a staple, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hasp — /hasp/, n. 1. a clasp for a door, lid, etc., esp. one passing over a staple and fastened by a pin or a padlock. v.t. 2. to fasten with or as with a hasp. [bef. 1000; ME; OE haesp, haepse; c. G Haspe hasp; akin to D haspel reel, ON hespa skein,… …   Universalium

  • hasp — [hasp, häsp] n. [ME < OE hæsp, by metathesis < hæpse, akin to Ger haspe < IE base * kap , to grasp > HAVE] a hinged metal fastening for a door, window, lid, etc.; esp., a metal piece that fits over a staple and is held in place by a… …   English World dictionary

  • staple — staple1 [stā′pəl] n. [ME stapel < OFr estaple < MDu stapel, mart, emporium, post, orig. support, akin to STAPLE2] 1. the chief commodity, or any of the most important commodities, made, grown, or sold in a particular place, region, country …   English World dictionary

  • staple — staple1 /stay peuhl/, n., v., stapled, stapling. n. 1. a short piece of wire bent so as to bind together papers, sections of a book, or the like, by driving the ends through the sheets and clinching them on the other side. 2. a similar, often U… …   Universalium

  • staple — I sta•ple [[t]ˈsteɪ pəl[/t]] n. v. pled, pling 1) a short piece of wire bent so as to bind together papers or the like by driving the ends through the sheets and clinching them on the other side 2) bui a similar, oftenU shaped piece of wire or… …   From formal English to slang

  • staple — I. /ˈsteɪpəl / (say staypuhl) noun 1. a bent piece of wire used to bind papers, sections of a book, etc., together. 2. a U shaped or other piece of metal with pointed ends for driving into a surface to hold a hasp, hook, pin, bolt, or the like. 3 …   Australian English dictionary

  • hasp — /hæsp / (say hasp), /hasp / (say hahsp) noun 1. a clasp for a door, lid, etc., especially one passing over a staple and fastened by a pin or a padlock. –verb (t) 2. to fasten with or as with a hasp. {Middle English hasp(e), Old English hæsp,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • staple — I. noun Etymology: Middle English stapel post, staple, from Old English stapol post; akin to Middle Dutch stapel step, heap, emporium, Old English steppan to step Date: 13th century a usually U shaped fastener: as a. a metal loop both ends of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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