ARSER IN LE MAIN

ARSER IN LE MAIN

arser in le main (ahr-say an l[schwa] man or an l[schwa] man), n. [French ¡°burning in the hand¡±] Hist. A punishment of burning or branding the left thumb of a lay offender who falsely claimed and was allowed the benefit of clergy, so that the offender would be distinguished if he tried to claim the benefit again. ¡ª Also termed arsure en le main (ahr-soor awn l[schwa] man or awn l[schwa] man).
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