Primer

Definition of Primer

Prim´er
n.1.One who, or that which, primes
a.1.First; original; primary.
Primer fine
(O. Eng. Law) a fine due to the king on the writ or commencement of a suit by fine.
Primer seizin
(Feudal Law) the right of the king, when a tenant in capite died seized of a knight's fee, to receive of the heir, if of full age, one year's profits of the land if in possession, and half a year's profits if the land was in reversion expectant on an estate for life; - now abolished.
- Blackstone.
n.1.Originally, a small prayer book for church service, containing the little office of the Virgin Mary; also, a work of elementary religious instruction.
The primer, or office of the Blessed Virgin.
- Bp. Stillingfleet.
2.A small elementary book for teaching children to read; a reading or spelling book for a beginner.
As he sat in the school at his prymer.
- Chaucer.
3.(Print.) A kind of type, of which there are two species; one, called long primer, intermediate in size between bourgeois and small pica [see Long primer]; the other, called great primer, larger than pica.

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