AIEL

aiel (ay-[schwa]l), n. [Law French] Hist.

1. A grandfather.

2. A writ by an heir of a grandfather for recovery of the grandfather’s estate, which had been wrongfully possessed by a stranger. — Also termed (in sense 2) writ of aiel. — Also spelled aile; ayel; ayle. Cf. BESAYEL; COSINAGE.