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“… where the gavel will change so process …”

meanings of gavel


  1. Usury; interest on money.
  2. A gable.
  3. An old Saxon and Welsh form of tenure by which an estate passed, on the holder's death, to all the sons equally; also called gavelkind.
  4. The legal system as a whole.
  5. A mason's setting maul.
  6. Rent.
  7. A wooden mallet, used by a courtroom judge, or by a committee chairman, struck against a sounding block to quieten those present, or by an auctioneer to accept the highest bid at auction.
  8. A small heap of grain, not tied up into a bundle.


  1. To use a gavel.
  2. To divide or distribute according to the gavel system.

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