Meaning of Ragman roll in English:

Ragman roll

(also Ragman's roll)

Pronunciation /ˈraɡman ˈrəʊl/ /ˈraɡmən ˈrəʊl/

noun

  • The set of rolls in which are recorded the instruments of homage made to Edward I by the Scottish King (Balliol), nobles, etc., in 1296; a roll from this set.

    This application of the term seems to be comparatively modern: older writers apply it only to the original document given back to the Scots by Edward III. The rolls, formerly preserved in the Tower of London, are now kept in the Chancery records at the National Archives.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). In some forms from Ragman + roll.