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Cite this: eDIL s.v. glasaigne or
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n (1 glas) lit. 'fettering advocate', an advocate who enforces a judgement: cid a nglasaigne? ... Naidm n-airechta lais etar aitire ┐ imitechta ┐ fóeth imitechta 'he is competent in enforcing [on behalf] of a court, including [taking] hostage-sureties, and driving off [distrained cattle] , and swearing the driving off [was carried out lawfully]' Brehons, Serj. & Att. 11 = CIH iii 896.19 . in fer aga mbi aonbescna .i. in glas-aigni, O'Dav. 294. Divided into in g.¤ is tairi, ... in g.¤ is ferr, Laws v 98.18 foll. Comm. ; 100.25 foll. Comm. See ib. the different classes of business in which they may respectively be employed. in glas-aigne is taire eolas aice a mbreathaib athgabala, toxal cana, ┐ cini ┐ ceithirslechta, O'Curry 323 ( H 3.18, p. 178 ). He is here classed with the `bóaire medónach' : comdamh ┐ comfaesam ┐ comeinecland he ┐ in bo-aire medónach, ib. In 23 Q 6, 51a15 ( O'Curry 1848 ). the `glas-aigne is ferr' is classed with the `aire itir da aire' and the `cano.' beridh glas-aigne [sesed] ar a beith a[g] gabail athgabala laisin feichemain, O'Curry 1438 ( H 3.18, 643a ). Also called aigne glas, e.g. aigne frisinnle breith ┐ aigne glas, O'D. 132 ( H 3.17, c.110 ). (Cf. Laws i 294.9 - 10 .)