ARSER IN LE MAIN - Black's Law Dictionary

What is ARSER IN LE MAIN? Definition of ARSER IN LE MAIN in Black's Law Dictionary

Fr. Burning in the hand. The punishment by burning or branding the left thumb of lay offenders who claimed and were allowed the benefit of clergy, so as to distinguish them in case they made a second claim of clergy. 5 Coke, 51; 4 Bl.Comm. 367; Termes de la Ley.

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