Etymology of the word 'dole' removed from encyclopedias/dictionaries

Tony Gosling tony at
Wed Jan 9 14:01:31 GMT 2013

Population of UK c. 60m,
Acreage of UK c. 60m
So why have around 85-90% of UK residents not even one square inch 
they can truly call their own, ie not be turfed off of?
Mortgagees of course do not own land and can be evictedf if they fail 
to keep up their mortgage repayments - hapening more and more right 
now - effectively driving them into psychological angst & serfdom.

Overall principle being Social Security is a temporary, withdrawable, 
state compensation for land stolen during privatisation or enclosure.
For an explanation of why it was enclosures by the merchant class 
that were at the root of the origins of the English Civil War against 
the feudal class see here:

By The Sword Divided - [BBC DVD] [1983]

Charles I: The Commoners' King - halting then reversing enclosure

Extent of Charles' penalties on inclosers

Disabled rights campaigner Jason Yannacopoulos discusses a new book, 
Disability & Social Policy in Britain since 1750 by Anne Boursay, and 
looks particularly at the historical role of the Victorian Workhouse 
where people who could not secure an income were condemned to 
slavery. Look at the origins of the Anglo-Saxon & early British term 
'dole' which has been removed from the Encyclopedia Britannia.

What is the origin of the word 'dole'?
Dole is a 'slang' expression for Social Security payments, 
Supplementary Benefit, Income Support, Job Seeker's Allowance. The 
pre-Norman term changes but the word dole has never disappeared. Its 
origins are in Medieval systems of land tenure, the open field system 
and naturally evolved manorial system of land management, it is 
defined as follows:

"In the Saxon and British tongue, signified a part or portion, most 
commonly of a meadow, where several persons have shares" Definition 
of DOLE; Encylopaedia Britannica, 1697, Edinburgh.
This approachable study explores experiences of physical and mental 
impairment in Britain since the Industrial Revolution. Using 
literary, visual, and oral sources to complement documentary 
evidence, Anne Borsay pays particular attention to the testimonies of 
disabled people.

Disability and Social Policy in Britain since 1750:
- places disability policies within their historical context
- examines citizenship and social exclusion from a historical perspective
- sketches the key characteristics of modern industrial societies
- focuses on the shifting mixed economy of welfare, the development 
of social rights and the construction of identity
- assesses institutional living in workhouses, hospitals, asylums, and schools
- appraises community living with reference to employment, financial 
relief and community care
- reviews social policies post-1979

Borsay argues that disabled people were excluded from the full rights 
of citizenship because they were marginal to the labour market and 
suggests that history may play a role in raising personal and 
political consciousness. Containing illustrations, and clearly 
structured, this book is an ideal guide for all those with an 
interest in the history of disability and social policies.

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