Latin term for a customary tenant who was able to supply a man or more to perform those labour services required from his lord. -

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  • Consuetudinarius — Latin form of the *consuetudinary used in a monastery. By the 13c this Latin word had acquired another meaning, as an infrequent synonym of custumarius. [< Lat. consueo = to be accustomed] Cf. Custumarius …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Customer — Cus tom*er (k[u^]s t[u^]m*[ e]r), n. [A doublet of customary, a.: cf. LL. custumarius toll gatherer. See {Custom}.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who collect customs; a toll gatherer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The customers of the small or petty custom and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • customary — customarily /kus teuh mer euh lee/; for emphasis, /kus teuh mair euh lee/, adv. /kus teuh mer ee/, adj., n., pl. customaries. adj. 1. according to or depending on custom; usual; habitual. 2. of or established by custom rather than law. 3. Law.… …   Universalium

  • customer — /kus teuh meuhr/, n. 1. a person who purchases goods or services from another; buyer; patron. 2. Informal. a person one has to deal with: a tough customer; a cool customer. [1400 50; late ME; see CUSTOM, ER1; cf. ME customer collector of customs… …   Universalium

  • Fold soke — The relationship between tenant and lord which tied a man s sheep to his lord s fold. The purpose was to ensure that the lord s land was manured by the sheep. It was termed a consuetude, a custom one most frequently found in East Anglia which a… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • customary — 1520s, from M.L. custumarius, from L. consuetudinarius, from consuetitudinem (see CUSTOM (Cf. custom)). Related: Customarily …   Etymology dictionary

  • customer — (n.) late 14c., customs official; later buyer (early 15c.), from Anglo Fr. custumer, from M.L. custumarius, from L. consuetudinarius (see CUSTOM (Cf. custom)). More generalized meaning a person with whom one has dealings emerged 1540s; that of a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • customary — adj. & n. adj. 1 usual; in accordance with custom. 2 Law in accordance with custom. n. (pl. ies) Law a book etc. listing the customs and established practices of a community. Derivatives: customarily adv. customariness n. Etymology: med.L… …   Useful english dictionary

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