- Land tax payable each year, akin to ground rent; payable to the king or in some circumstances a local lord. The rate was 1d per *messuage. [< land + OldEngl. gafol/gavel = tax, tribute, rent] -Cf. Landgabulum
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landgafol — n ( gafles/ ) land tax, tribute … Old to modern English dictionary
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landgafol — noun see land gavel … Useful english dictionary
Landgabulum — The Latin form of landgavel or Landgafol … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases
Messuage — That area of land taken up by a house and its associated buildings and land; the whole plot of land; also used of plots of land within a borough. *Bracton refers to a messuage in discussing a widow s dower. He says that a widow should be… … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases