- A *hauberk *fief; known in AnNor. as a fief de haubert. It was also known as a fief loricae. Orig. the Norman term for a knight with a *mail hauberk - a term of distinction, as not all Norman knights had one. In England the distinction was unnecessary: all enfeoffed knights were required to possess a hauberk. Feudum loricae and feudum militis (a knight's fief) were effectively one and the same. [< Lat. feudum = a fief + lorica = mail] -Cf. Enfeoff
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Fief loricae — Synonymous with * feudum loricae … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases
MILITIA — apud Petrum Diaconum Histor. Casin. l. 4. c. 35. Curtes, quae manifeste Imperii erant, Militias et castra Imperii: Gervasium Tilleberiensem MS. de Otiis Imperial. l. 2. Hic (Henricus II. Imperator) legem instituit apud Teutones, ut Militiae, more … Hofmann J. Lexicon universale
Fief de haubert — The 11c French term equivalent to a knight s fee. So named from the *hauberk of *mail each knight was required to have and wear when his services were called upon. Cf. Feudum loricae; Servitium debitum … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases
Fief militum — Lit. fief of the knights . Cf. Feudum loricae; Fief … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases