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K

A capital K in the margin of the manuscript is there to draw attention to disputed ownership. The K is an abbreviation for the Latin word Kalumpnia or Calumpnia, meaning claim. With a single exception, it occurs only in circuit 6, in the counties of Derby, Huntingdon and Lincoln.

For Domesday claims and disputes, see Patrick Wormald, 'Domesday lawsuits: a provisional list and preliminary comments', England in the eleventh century, edited by Carola Hicks (1992), pages 61-102; and Robin Fleming, Domesday Book and the law: society and legal custom in medieval England (1998).
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