Mature warriors who had served in their lord's household and been rewarded with land on which to establish their own household. -

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • Geoguth — Lit. youth, the young . Household fighters who had not been rewarded with a gift of land. Although notionally young men, geoguth was used of any retainers without a grant of land. Cf. Duguth …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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