GLOSSARY

Of obsolete words, or words used in an obsolete sense

 

Abearing

Behaviour

Abrenounce Abecie

To renounce or repudiateAn ABC i.e. a child's primer for the alphabet

Abrenounce

To renounce or repudiate

Abroach

To set abroach = to start something one cannot or will not stop

Acception

Acceptance

Accombred

Burdened

Accompt

Account

Accustomably

Normally

Acoluthes

Acolytes

Addict

Bound by oath or obligation

Adhibited

Applied

Adjure

To bind under penalty of an oath

Admiration

Astonishment

Advertise

To warn or advise

Advertisement

Formal notification or warning

Advocation

Praying to the saints

Advouterer

Adulterer

Advoutry, advowtry

Adultery

Advowson

The right of appointment to a benefice

Affection

A disposition or emotional attitude towards something

Affiance

Trust

Affray

To frighten

After-clap

A blow struck unexpectedly at an opponent who had thought the fight was over.

Againstond, againstand

Withstand, defeat

Agnize Agamist

To acknowledgeOne who opposes the institution of marriage

Ale-stake Agnize

An alehouse signTo acknowledge

Allegation Agrest

ArgumentRustic, wild

Ale-stake

An alehouse sign

Allegation

Argument

Allege

To cite in argument

Alligation

Attachment

All-to

Very much

Almany

Germany

Almose

Alms

Almous

Of or relating to almsgiving or charity

Ambage

Roundabout or deceitfully ambiguous speech; legal technicalities

Ambassade

Ambassadorship

Amerce Ambassage

To fine or tax heavilyA diplomatic mission

Amerce

To fine or tax heavily

Amice

A shawl of white linen, part of a priest's vestments

Amplect

To embrace

Ampliated

Enlarged or extended

Anences

Relating to; as anences = as regards

Annat

The income of a diocese or benefice for the first year of a new appointee's tenure, which was given to the Pope.

Annealed

Annointed

Annoiling

Anointing with sacred oil

Antelation Annuates

A right of preference or precedence Instructions given by signs or gestures

Antelation

A right of preference or precedence

Apaid

Satisfied

Apertly

Openly

Apostoil

The pope

Apostule

A marginal comment or footnote

Appair

To damage or weaken

Apparitor

An official, or civil or ecclestiacal servant

Appellatores

One who makes a false accusation for a reward

Applausion

Applause, mass shouting or cheering

Appliable to their beck

Ready to obey them

Appone

To make use of

Appose

To examine or question

Appose

To interrogate or question in court

Arectet

Raised up

Arrear

To gather and prepare an army

Articulate

Said, mentioned

Ascited

Summoned

Assay

Formally tasting food before giving it to a king or other important person

Assize

To impose or assess a tax; or, to set the price of a staple foodstuff etc.

Assoil

To pardon, absolve

Assuage

To reduce

Astonied

Astonished

Astonyings

Astonishment, confusion

At jar

Of different opinions

Attainder

Forfeiture of all property rights, which was a penalty for treason or felony;

Attemperate

To adapt

Auditory

Audience

Austin

St. Augustine of Hippo

Auter

Altar

Avoid

1. To depart
2. To discharge or excrete

Avouch

To declare publicly

Avowe

Vow

Awmbry

A storehouse

Ayens

Against

Baily

Bailiff, steward

Ballets

BalladsA ballad, especially a scurrilous or satirical one.

Band Ballets

Agreement, contractBallads

Band

Agreement, contract

Ban-dog

A big savage dog

Barrator

A ruffian or hired bully

Basin

A cymbal

Bassa

A Turkish general or pasha

Bate

Debate, strife

Battledore

A flat wooden club used to beat cloth when washing it

Beadman, Beadsman

A person employed or appointed to pray for others

Beadroll

A list of people to be prayed for.

Bead-roll

A long list of names

Bearing sheet

A winding-sheet or shroud in which a corpse is wrapped for burial

Bearward

A keeper or trainer of performing bears

Beck

Call

Bedlamite

A madman

Beetle

A mallet

Beetle-brow

A person with shaggy eyebrows, a low sullen scoundrel

Beguily

In wily beguily = trying to be clever but only succeeding in deceiving oneself; being "too clever by half"

Behanged

Decorated with hanging tapestries etc.

Behewed

Hacked with an axe

Behight

Gave, given

Belly-cheer -wether

GluttonyThe best sheep in a flock

Bel-wetherBelly-cheer

The best sheep in a flockGluttony

Bene, ben

Are

Benemen, Benomin

Deprive, take away from

Bestead

Beset

Beth

Are, is

Bewray

To betray

Bill

A weapon resembling a pike, with a spear blade, and a hook sharpened on the inside of the curve.

Birth-poison Bird-bolt

Original sin; in Christian theology an inherent inclination to sinfulness which is part of human natureA short arrow with a broad, flat head, used for shooting birds.

Birth-poison

Original sin; in Christian theology an inherent inclination to sinfulness which is part of human nature

Bite-sheep

A bishop who ill-treats his flock

Blaze

To proclaim or declare

Blemished

Disconcerted

Bliue

Believe

Bobbed

Beaten

Bolt

To sift

Bonchief

Good fortune, benefit

Bonhomme

One of an order orof begging friars

Borsholder

A parish constable

Bosom sermon

A sermon learned by heart and recited

Bounce

To thump

Boyly

Boyish

Brabbling

Quarrelling,

Brable

To quarrel loudly

Brary

One who brays or talks nonsense

Brast

Burst

Brenn

Burn

Brennen

Burn

Brent

Burnt

Bribe

To steal

Brickle

Fragile, brittle

Brim

Brightly shining

Bristow

Bristol

Broom-faggot

A bundle of the broom plant (Genista scoparius) used for kindling

Bruit

A noise or rumour. Bruited abroad = rumoured

Brunt

A blow

Buckle

Struggle with

Buckler

A shield

BucklingBug

Struggling withA ghost, monster or other terrifying thing

Bug Bulk

A ghost, monster or other terrifying thingA beam, baulk of timber

Bulk

A beam, baulk of timber

Bushment

An ambush

Buskle

To work busily, bustle about

Butt

An archery range; a target

Buxom

Obedient

Buxumnesse

Obedience

By-cavillation

Legal quibbling or trickery

Byelden

Build

Byhoten

Promised

Byneme, Bynome

Deprive, take away from

Caitiff

A miserable person

Camping cure Callet

A benefice which involves serving God by warfareAn immoral woman

Canicular Camping cure

In canicular days: dog-days, early AugustA benefice which involves serving God by warfare

Canicular

In canicular days: dog-days, early August

Canivise

Apparently a nonce-word invented by Foxe; presumably "To make into a dog"

Canning

Ability

Canning

Memorizing

Canvassed

Beaten, knocked about, defeated

Capernaitical

Believing in the Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation; Capernaites = those who believe it

Capper

A cap-maker

Carle Cark

A low churl or villainResponsibility

Casule Carle

A chasubleA low churl or villain

Casule

A chasuble

Catchpole

Contemptuous word for a debt- or tax-collector

Cater-cousin

A very close friend

Caterpillar

A robber or extortionist

Cautel

A quibble or reservation

Cavillations

Legal quibbles or trickery

Cecity

Blindness, poor eyesight

Celsitude

High rank, majesty; your celsitude = your highness

Cense

To bless with incense

Certes

Certainly

Chafe

A fit of temper; fury

Chaffare

Merchandise

Chambering

Sexual sin, lewdness

Channel

Gutter

Chantries, Chantry-masses

Masses performed daily or at set intervals as one of the conditions of a legacy or endowment

Chap-men

Merchants

Chaps

Fissures

Chargeous

Dependent upon

Chart

A charter or official decree.
Blank chart = a blank royal decree to be filled in with the names etc. of those it will refer to

Cheeping

Flattering words

Cheer

Facial expression

Chequer

In chequer matters: Lawsuits relating to the collection of royal revenue

Chesille

A chasuble

Chimer, chimere Chevance

A loose gown with red sleeves, worn by a bishopA way of raising money

Chievance

Success, accomplishments

Child-travail

Childbirth, labour

Chimer, chimere

A loose gown with red sleeves, worn by a bishop

Chisil

A chasuble

Chrismatory

1) A sacred anointing2) A jar containing the anointing oil called chrism.

Chrisoms

Chrism, a holy oil used for anointing

Cipher in Agrime Chuff-headed

The zero in the Arabic numeralsHaving a big fat head

Circumscriptible Cipher in Agrime

Capable of being measured; subject to limits of size or spaceThe zero in the Arabic numerals

Civilian Circumscriptible

A lawyer specialising in civil law.Capable of being measured; subject to limits of size or space

Civilian

A lawyer specialising in civil law

Clamper

To botch together

Clanculary

Secret

Clennere

To clean, absolve

Clepe

Call

Cloisterer

A monk or nun who stays in a monastery or convent; opposed to a friar, who wanders around begging.

Closter

An enclosure

Clout

N) A cloth or wrapping
V) To wrap up

Coact

To coerce

Coactive

Coercive

Coadjutor

An assistant

Coast

To attack

Coat card

A court or picture card in a pack of playing cards

Cock in the hoop

To set cock in the hoop = to act boastfully or presumptuously

Cockle

A weed of corn fields (Lychnis githago)

Cog

To foist or publish a forged document

Coll

To embrace, cuddle

Collar

To wrestle

Collateral

Of equal rank; one of the joint holders of an office

Collation

1) Appointment of a clergyman to a benefice
2) A commentary on scripture
3) Comparison

Collect

A prayer said before the Epistle reading in the Mass

Colleginer

A fellow of a college

Collyrium

Eye-salve

Colourable

Superficially convincing, but in fact false

Comfortable

Comforting

Commencement

1) A conference2) At a university, the formal conferring of degrees.

Commendations

Prayers for the dead

Comminatory

1) Threatening punishment or revenge
2) A sealed-off place, a cloister

Commissary

The appointed deputy of a bishop

Commixion

Mingling, mixing together; in the Mass, the act of putting a small part of the host into the wine.

Commodity

Advantage

Commonly

A public meeting

Commorant

Officially resident

Communed

Discussed

Companied

Associated with

Compass

A circle, hence: roundabout way; circular or other enclosure; boundaries or limits

Compline

A church service held in the evening

Compter

A lock-up

Con

To study

Con-captives

Fellow-prisoners

Concion

A public speech

Concomitation

Consubstantiation, i.e. the co-existence of bread and wine, and the body and blood of Christ, in the Eucharist

Concupiscence

Overpowering desire (not necessarily sexual)

Concupiscentious

Lustful, unchaste

Conduct

A chaplain

Confer

To compare

Confute

To prove wrong

Congrue, Congruent

Appropriate, suitable

Conject

To conjecture or suppose

Conjunction adversative

A phrase (beginning with e.g. but or however) qualifying or contradicting the one before

Conning

Wisdom

Consistory

A court presided over by a bishop, for trying religious or ecclesiastical cases

Conspurcate

Filthy, defiled

Constitute proctors

To appoint lawyers to represent oneself in court

Contemn

To despise

Contentation

Contentment, satisfaction

Continue

Contents

Control

To contradict or object to some statement

Contumacy

Contemptuous refusal to obey

Contumelious

Degrading or insulting

Contumely, Contumelies

Insults

Convent

(V) To summon before a court

Conventicle

A clandestine or illegal religious meeting

Cope Conveyance

1) A long silken cloak worn as an ecclesiastical vestment
2) A senior churchman, such as might wear one.
A cunning deceitful action

Cope

1) A long silken cloak worn as an ecclesiastical vestment
2) A senior churchman, such as might wear one.

Coping tank

A tall narrow conical hat

Copulative

Forming a connected whole

Cormorant

A greedy or rapacious person

Cornleader

A carter of grain

Corporace, corporas

A cloth laid on the altar on which the chalice and paten are placed

Corporal

N) A cloth on which consecrated hosts are laid or which is used to wrap them
A) --
1) of the body, physical;
Corporally = physically.
2) in Corporal oath, one taken while holding a physical object, such as a Bible, relic, or consecrated host.

Coste

Breast

Couetice

Covetousness

Courser

A war-horse

Courtesan

A member of the Papal Curia

Cousin-germain, Cousin-german

A first cousin

Cousin-germanCovetise

A first cousinCovetousness

Cowcher

A very large book, which can only be read on a table or lectern

Craker

A blowhard or boaster

Cramp-ring

A ring blessed by the King on Good Friday, believed to be a protection against cramps, fits etc.

Crayer

A small trading ship

Criminous

Criminal; relating to crime

Croised

Marked with a cross; having take the cross as a crusader

Croisy

To bestow the cross upon someone, i.e. to declare him a crusader

Croysies

Crusaders

Crudelity

Cruelty

Cullen

Cologne, in Germany

Cumber

Burden

Currier

One whose trade is the preparation and dyeing of leather

Customable

Customary or habitual

Dag Customer

A pistolA customs officer or collector of customs duties

Dag

A pistol

Damnified

Damaged or injured

Damp

A state of stupefaction

Darnel

A weed of cornfields, (Lolium temulentum), also known as cockle or tares, and referred to by Jesus in Matthew c. 13 v.24-30.

Dastard

A coward

Decretal Datary

Originally, a letter written by a Pope in response to a query; later, any papal decree or documentA papal officer; originally one whose function was to register and date Papal documents

Decretal

Originally, a letter written by a Pope in response to a query; later, any papal decree or document

Deduce

1) To declare or describe
2) To bring

Deface Deducted

To abashTraced or described from a date.

Defension Deface

The formal public defence of his dissertation by a candidate for a university degreeTo abash, humiliate, put out of countenance.

Dehort Defension

To advise or exhort against somethingThe formal public defence of his dissertation by a candidate for a university degree

Deject Dehort

To throw down. Deject oneself = humble oneselfTo advise or exhort against something

Delated Deject

Denounced to the authorities, informed againstTo throw down. Deject oneself = humble oneself

Deme, Demen Delated

JudgeDenounced to the authorities, informed against

Deme, Demen

Judge

Demi-lance

A short-shafted lance

Demurrer

In law, a plea that the facts alleged do not amount to a tort or crime; loosely, any legal objection

Denizen

A naturalized citizen

Depeach

To despatch a messenger

Descant

In shift of descant = changing the argument

Detour

Debtor

Detour

Debtor

Deturbate

To cast down or thrust out

Deyeden Devotion

DiedAt his devotion = at his command, free for his use.

Dial Deyeden

A watchDied

Dignation Dial

The act of a superior honouring or recognizing an inferiorA watch

Didrachma

A two-drachma coin

Dignation

The act of a superior honouring or recognizing an inferior

Dimissory

A letter from a bishop recommending someone as fit for ordination or ecclesiastical office

Ding

To strike, beat

Dirige

The matins of the Service for the dead, beginning Dirige, Domine, Deus meus, in conspectu tuo viam meam.

Dirt-dauber

A plasterer esp. one who uses mud to make wattle-and-daub walls

Disceptation

Debate

Discommodity

Disadvantage

Disgarnish

To deprive of

Dishonest

To defile

Disme

A 10% tax or charge

Disparkle, disperkle

To scatter or disperse

Dispensator

One who dispenses or distributes goods

Disperkle

To scatter, disperse

Disple

To punish

Disseize

To dispossess

Dissever

To separate

Dissimule

To deceive by hiding one's true feelings or intentions

Distain

Dishonour

Distinction

A division or section of a book or document

Divers

Many, several

Doctress

A woman scholar

Dome

Judgement

Domesmen

Judges

Donates

An honorary or temporary member of a religious order

Donative

A benefice which can be bestowed by the founder or patron without reference to the bishop or abbot.

Dotipole

A dotty-headed person

Dought

Strongly

Draft Draff

Spent brewingbrewer's grains, sometimes used as animal feed.

Draft

Spent brewing grains used as animal feed

Draught

A privy (US: bathroom)

Dromedary

An incompetent thief

Drumflade

A kind of trumpet

Dry-fats

A large basket or barrel for holding dry goods

Dubitation

Doubt

Dump

A state of bewilderment; In his dumps = reduced to silence

Ear Durance

To ploughImprisonment

Ear

To plough

Earlich

Early

Eftsoons Eft . . . eft . .

Soon afterwards, immediatelyFirst . . . then . .

Eftsoons

Soon afterwards, immediately

Eghenen

Eyes

Embassage

A diplomatic mission

Emblemish

To damage or disfigure

Embull

To seal

Emmet

An ant

Empery

Government or dominion

Endue

To grant or bestow something; to be endued with = to have

Enduing

Endowing

Enervate

To destroy

Enfeoff

To assign a fief of property or office to someone

Engrieve

To say that something is grievous

Engrossed

Written down

Enmious

Hostile

Ensample Enow

ExampleEnough

Ensample

Example

Ensue

To follow

Ententive

Assiduous in learning

Entitle

To write down a properly edited version of something

Environ

To surround

Epicure

An atheist

Esay

The prophet Isiah

Escheat

Riches obtained by plunder

Eschew

Renounce, reject

Escript

A written decree or writ

Espie

Spy

Estall

To pay by installments

Ethnics

Pagans

Evacuate

To nullify

Evangely, Evangelies

The Gospels

Even

The day before a feast day

Even-christened

Fellow-Christians

Everichone

Each one

Examinate

A person under examination, either as witness or accused

Excerp

Summarize

Excheat

Confiscation of property, or encroachment on the privileges of another

Excoriate

To flay

Exeden

Asked

Exhibition

A pension or allowance of money

Exonerate

To remove an office or responsibility from someone

Exorable

Capable of being moved by pity or prayer

Exornate

To embellish or exaggerate

Experiment

To examine or test

Expugn

To conquer or overcome

Extravagant

A papal decree not included in the standard list

Face

A fa?ade or sham

Facinorous

Extremely wicked

Fact

Deed

Factor

An agent or deputy

Faggot

A bundle of firewood

Faled

Broken or destroyed

Fane

A shrine

Fardel

A bundle or parcel

Farmary

An infirmary

Farmer

1) A bailiff2) a tenant or lessee

Fatigation

Weariness, long drawn-out effort

Fatue

A taboo word in Biblical times; "Whosoever shall say, Fatue, shall be in danger of hell fire." (Matt. 5. 23)

Fautor

A patron, supporter or abettor

Fedity

Filthiness

Feile

Many

Feoffer

In feoffer's hold: Literally, held as a feudal possession; metaphorically, as here, borrowed from someone else

Feoffment

Under the feudal system, the action of assigning lands to someone; or, the legal right to the lands so assigned

Ferial

A weekday

Ferula

A flat piece of wood used for punishing schoolchildren

Fet

Fetched

Fetch

(V) To steal by fraud or cunning
(N) Such an act of theft or dishonest trick

Figurate

To symbolize

Fire-house

A house in which a fire is regularly lit (i.e. a dwelling-house)

Flagitious

Very wicked

Fleen

Fled from

Fleer

To sneer or mock

Flewet

A blow

Flight-shot

The distance an arrow can be shot from a bow

Floten

Flown

Flung

Rushed

Foil

A defeat

Foins

Trimmings of marten fur

Fond

(A) Foolish
(V) To speak foolishly

Fore-elder

An ancestor

Foreface

Preface

Forefact

A criminal accusation

Forefend

To prevent

Foreshield

To prevent, avert

Foreslack

To neglect

Foreslow

To delay

Forfend

To prevent

Form

A bench

Forward

A contract or agreement

Founder

A maker of moulded metal objects

Foundment

Basis, foundation

Frail

A basket

Frater wall

The wall of the refectory in a monastery

Fraught

Filled with; (of a ship) fully laden.

Fray

To frighten

Fray-bug

An imaginary object of fear, bogey-man, etc.

Freedom

An area in or around a city, whose inhabitants had certain privileges or exemptions from taxation which prevailed elsewhere.

Frele

Frail

Fretted

1) Worn, rubbed
2) Inlaid with precious metal or stones

Frisk

A dance step or caper

Frowes

A dress in Dutch or German style

Fulleden Frump

BaptisedA sneer

Fulleden

Baptised

Fullen

To baptise

Fuller

A person whose occupation is the cleaning and preparation of newly-woven cloth

Fumish

Angry, irascible

Furniture

Equipment

Fustian

A coarse cloth of cotton and linen mixed

Fustigation

Flogging

Gage

(V) To pledge
(N)An object given as a pledge

Gainstand

To opposeGaudy jewellery, clothing etc.

Gainstand

To oppose

Gang-Monday

The Monday before Ascension Thursday (which is forty days after Easter)

Gape

To gag at or be unable to swallow

Gar

To make something happen

Garboil

Commotion, disturbance

Gardeviance

A treasure chest, or collection of valuables

Garner

A granary

Gat

Got

Gaud

A worthless trinket

Gaude

A public performance or display 

Gazingstock Gawishness

Something people stare atOstentatious display of foolish fripperies

Gear Gazingstock

A whim or fit of passionSomething people stare at

Ghostly Gear

Spiritual, spirituallyA whim or fit of passion

Ghostly

SpititualSpiritual, spiritually

Gif

If

Gile

Guile, dishonesty

Gilten

To offend against

Gin

A mechanism

Glave

A weapon consisting of a short, broad blade fixed to a long handle

Glaverer

A flattering deceiver

Glavering

Flattering, deceiving

Gleer

To smear with paint

Gleve

The winning-post of a race

Glose, Gloze

To explain, or more often distort, the meaning of a text; to speak deceitfully

Glossary

A commentary or explanation

Gloss-writer

A writer of commentaries, or a spin-doctor

Gnatho

A flattering parasite

Goff

In a barn which is divided into bays by internal projections from the walls, a goff is the amount of grain which will fir into one of the bays

Gossopry

The relationship of God-parent and God-child

Graffed

Set firmly, grafted

Gra-mercies

Thank you very much

Grope Groat

To find out someone's business or secrets by cunningA fourpenny piece

Grope

To find out someone's business or secrets by cunning

Groundsel

A door-sill or threshold

Hale Grundy

To drag awayA short person

Gyves

Leg-irons, fetters

Hale

To drag away

Hanaper

An office of the court of chancery, which collected fees for sealing and registration of documents

Handfast

A firm grasp

Hand-fast

To hold tightly

Hanger

A short sword hung from the belt

Harness Harborous

ArmourGenerous, hospitable

Hearse Hardly

A wooden framework carrying a large number of candles, hangings etc., borne over a coffin.1) With great hardness and cruelty2) With great difficulty

Hem Harness

ThemArmour

Hastler

A cook's assistant, who turned the spit for roasting meat.

Hay-golph

A haystack

Hearse

A wooden framework carrying a large number of candles, hangings etc., borne over a coffin.

Heave-offering

An offering which is held up high by the priest for the people to see

Helme-sheaves

Bundles of straw

Hem

Them

Her

Their

Heren

Theirs

Hery

To worship

Hest

Commandment

Hight

Was named

Hobby

A kind of falcon (Falco subbuteo)

Holden

Held

Holocaust

A sacrifice where the entire animal is burnt (not just the inedible bits, as was more usual)

Holp, Holpen

Helped

Holydeme

Holiness

Homely

Friendly, familiar, over-familiar

Honest

To confer honour on something

Hoorehouse

A Brothel

Horen

Whores

Horsed up

Pulled up on a man's back or a frame, to be whipped

Hosen

StockingsHose, stockings

Hostelar

The landlady of an inn

Housel

(N) The eucharist; Eucharist(V) To administer the eucharistEucharist

Hudder-mudder

Secret, secrecy

Huddipeak

A blockhead

Hundred

A subdivision of a county

Hutching

Literally: crouching or bowing low. Figuratively: with abject humility

Hylden

Hold

Hyperbolismum

An instance of dishonest exaggeration

Hypotyposis

A vivid description of a scene

Ich

I

Ides

The thirteenth or fifteenth day of the month

Ignavy

Negligence or laziness

Illude

To jeer or mock

Imbecility

Helplessness

Imbrued

Stained with blood

Imitation

Adoption as a heir

Immanity

Monstrous cruelty

Immarcessible

Incorruptible

Immission

Insertion

Imp

A child

Impanate

Embodied in bread

Importable

Unbearable

Importable

Unbearable

Imposthume

An abscess

Impotent

Enfeebled

Impotionate

To poison

Impropriate

Assigned

Inabilitation

Unfitness, disqualification

Incensive

Full of anger

Incommodity

Disadvantage

Incontinency

Lechery

Incontinent, Incontinently

Immediately

Indent

To make a formal promise or contract

Indiction

A period of fifteen years

Indifferency

Impartiality

Indurate

Hardened, stubborn or callous

Induration

Hardening

Inedge

To slip in edgeways

Infame

To make infamous

Infect

Imperfect

Infeoff

To assign a fief of property or office to someone

Infer

To state or bring forward as an argument

Infestine

Troublesome, annoying

Inspiral Infirmation

Giving life toDisproof

Inspiral

Giving life to

Instant

Insistent

Instantly

Insistently

Interdictment

An interdict, i.e. a punishment laid by the church on a town etc., prohibiting any church service from being held there

Intermit

To interrupt

Interrogatory

A question formally put to a witness.

Interturb

To disturb or interrupt

Intestine

Internal

Invade

To attack

Invitory

A prayer or verse of the Bible recited at the beginning of a church service

Inwrap

Involve

Isay

The prophet IsiahIsaiah

Jack

A jacket with metal plates or chain-mail sewn to it

Jakes

A privy (U.S: bathroom)

Jangler

A story-teller

Javel

A low scoundrel

Jouresse Jill

Duress, punishmentAn immoral woman

Jurate Jouresse

A lay magistrate or alderman, A sworn witnessDuress, punishment

Kalends Juggling-casts

The first day of the monthConjuring tricks

Jurate, Jurat

A lay magistrate or alderman, A sworn witness

Kalends

The first day of the month

Kele

To satisfy hunger or thirst

Key-clog Kenning

A piece of wood tied to a keyA distance of twenty miles from shore

Key-clog

A piece of wood tied to a key

Knack

A small or trifling article

Knapskal

A kind of helmet

Ladypsalter

The rosary, usually the full 15 decades

Landloper Lance-knight

A renegade or fugitiveA mercenary soldier, often one who has deserted and is living by banditry.

Landloper

A renegade or fugitive

Lanthorn

A lantern

Lapped

Wrapped, clothed

Latten

Brass or bronze

Laud

Praise

Lavatories

Ceremonial washings which were part of a royal lev?e

Laystall

A cesspit

Lean

Lend

Leasing

Lying

Lection

A reading

Leefen

Believe

Leefull

Lawful

Leese

To surrender or be deprived of

Leet

A court held by the lord of a manor to try minor offences and disputes between tenants

Leeue

A leeue Lord = O Lord in whom we believe

Lefull

Lawful

Legantine

Of or relating to a Papal legate

Legerdemain

Trickery

Leman

A lover

Leper

Leaper

Lesew, Lessewe

Pasture

Lesing

(A) False (V) Lying

Lesser Britain

Brittany

Let

To hinder or prevent (also past tense and noun)

Letter reverential

A letter from a bishop recommending someone as fit for ordination or ecclesiastical office

Leven

Faith or confidence

Lewd

Ignorant or futile

Libard

A leopard

Libel

A document or certificate

Lictor

In Roman times, an official who attended a magistrate and carried out his orders to arrest, flog, execute etc. malefactors

Lie for the whetstone

To tell outrageous lies

Lieger

The holder of a feudal lordship or office

Lieutenant-criminal

A chief of police

Lifelot

Livelihood

Lig

Lie

Like

Likely

Limbus

Limbo, in Catholic theology a state without either the torments of Hell or the bliss of Heaven, occupied by the souls of unbaptized children and virtuous pagans.

Limiting

Begging

Limitour

A begging friar

List

1. (N) A strip of cloth
2. (A)
To want to do

Little Britain

Brittany

Little Ease

A prison cell too small to sit, stand or lie down in.  Confinement in one was a form of torture.

Livelode

Livelihood

Lock

A handful of hay or straw; by extension a quantity of anything (OED); in modern Irish slang, a large quantity; which seems to be closer to the meaning here.

Losel

A low scoundrel

Lotion

Ritual washing

Low Sunday

The Sunday after Easter

Lucrified

Gained, profited

Lust

Powerful desire ? not necessarily sexual

Lying for the whetstone

Telling outrageous lies

Macerate

To mash or chop up

Mail

A travelling-bag

Mainprise, Mainprize

1) A surety or guarantor
2) The act of bailing a prisoner

Make-bait

A trouble-maker

Makebate

A lie designed to stir up trouble for someone

Malapert

Insolent

Mall

A heavy hammer

Mammering

A state of doubt or perpelexityperplexity

Manchet

Fine white bread

Manducation

Nourishment; usually spiritual, via the Eucharist

Maniple

1) A troop of soldiers
2) A strip of cloth worn hanging from the cuff

Manqueller

A murderer

Mansuetude

Gentleness

Maozim, Mauzzim

Hebrew name of a false god mentioned in Dan. xi 38.

Maritage

A tax paid by a vassal to his lord on the marriage of his (i.e. the vassal's) daughter

Mark