Latin term for payment to a lord for the obligation to use his oven; it was also a payment for the right to use one's own oven. The anglicised version of fornagium is 'furnage'. [< Lat. furnus = an oven] -

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  • fornagium — /forneyjiyam/ The fee taken by a lord of his tenant, who was bound to bake in the lord s common oven (in furno domini), or for a commission to use his own …   Black's law dictionary

  • fornagium — Same as furnage …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Banality — The fees a feudal lord imposed for various usages, such as his mill, oven, etc. It might have included part of a fish catch or a proportion of the catch from a rabbit warren. Cf. Fornagium; Four banal …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Four banal — The community oven in France but common in English villages, where the bread was baked not as well as it could be. This bread was called banal as it came from something of common use from which we have our use of the word banal = ordinary or… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Furnage — See Fornagium …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • furnage — See fornagium four …   Black's law dictionary

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