open time

1) The time after harvest.

In a quitclaim of land to Sawley Abbey in 1319 the grantor relinquished his right to use a footpath which passed through the property, except in ‘open time’: aut aliquem transitum, fugacionem vel passagium per predictam semitam excepto tempore aperto.

places Sawley Abbey
dates 1319

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