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ancient lights

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Pronunciation: /eɪnʃəntˈlʌɪts/

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Definition of ancient lights in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular] English Law
The right of access to light of a property, established by custom and used to prevent the construction of buildings on adjacent property which would obstruct such access.

Origin

mid 18th century: from lights meaning 'light from the sky'. In England the sign ‘Ancient Lights’ was often placed on a house, adjacent to a site where a high building might be erected.

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