u, m. vn. of techtaigid. In Laws Comm.
name of the process of taking possession of land, etc.
the tract Din Techtugad,
Laws iv 2
. The claimant entered a
certain distance on to the land, taking with him animals
(for grazing) and witnesses (the word somet. designates
these rather than the actual process: acht t.¤ do breith
`provided that he has brought the means of taking possession,'
). The procedure was divided into three periods of ten
a forba na cét dechmaide ... na dechmaide medonchi
... na dechmaide deigenaighe,
, the distance travelled
and the number of the accompanying animals and witnesses
increasing with each period. The requirements varied
somewhat according as the claimant was a man or a woman:
brig ... isi conmididhar banteallach .i. isi ro meisemnaigestar in t.¤ banda,
ni bi i mbantellach acht co
coirib, ┐ losat, ┐ criathar ... .i. ni dligtech do breith do
techtughadh ferainn acht cairig ...,
Comm. Possession was established at the end of the third
period: is na teora dechmaid ata dligedh in techtaigthe ...
dlegair de a crod uile do breith ind `in three times ten days
the legal right of possession is to be conceded ... it is required
of him (he has the right ?) to bring all his cattle there',
In some cases (for grazing purposes only ?) the process was
unnecessary: tir dibad coitcind, uair noco neicen apad
teora ndechmad imesein, na t.¤ do breith indti; but land on
loan or rented (?) had to be recovered in this way:
ferand do berar ar óin no ar fochraic, is ind berair in t.¤
for oin tucadh in ferann sunn; ┐ atathar iar re na
hona 'g-a techtadugh,
. Where no grazing was
available, only witnesses were required:
in ferann ac na
bi faichthi re breith cethra ind da t.¤, amhuil ata Dun Araill,
uair is daine berar da t.¤-side,
. For further details
see Laws Gloss.
(b) More widely act of taking possession, appropriating
(legally or illegally): a t.¤ na heaguilsi dóib sin uada `these
are due of him for taking lawful possession of the church,'
. flaith laiges tren-lige .i. beres t.¤ a ferann in ceile
(of a chieftain who seeks to obtain possession of land by
laying heavy burdens on the tenant),
. masa t.¤
rucad isin ferann, is fiach techtaighthi tire ... ind ... Fiac
techtaithe se ba do na huaislib `the fine for (unlawfully)
taking possession of land,'
. diamudh di-a t.¤
doib fein, ar fath dichelta `if it be to possess it for themselves'
(of goods rescued from fire),
. im cach mbandte
.i. im cach techtughad mbanda `
Hence the phrases ar a mbi t.¤
which is in private ownership
ar na fuil t.¤
which is common property (of land, grazing, and
various articles): in murain ara mbi techtughadh `the
sea-grass which has been appropriated,'
. cid ferann
aili ar a mbi tectugad dechsat na hindilli `another land
. ma ta teactugadh ar a claradh
no ar chaelach na caelle `have been appropriated,'
cia beth t.¤ ar in fid, noco dlegar a bith ar in fiad, uair is
coitcenn do in cach inad,
. ethar coitchenn ... ar
na fuil t.¤
`of which there is no private ownership,'
fer na tulach naibind for na fuil t.¤
duine chindtaib a teallaig fo t.¤
but perh. interpolated gloss). mana roib a fis aici tellach
techtaigi `knowledge of entry for possession,'
See 2 tellach.
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ZCP vii 309.13