Firma unius noctis

Lit. 'one night's *farm'. Payment or assessment of the money or produce needed to support the king and his travelling household for one night. -

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • Firma Burgi — Latin term for a borough farm in which a town, e.g. Cambridge in 1186, acquired the right to pay all dues in an agreed lump sum, the town collecting all payments. This gave the town a significant autonomy, restricting interference from the lord.… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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