Latin term used in a lord's book of accounts for the entry *fine paid by a tenant, which usually carried the privilege of family inheritance.

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  • Gersuma — ♦ Entry fee for taking possession of a tenancy. (Gies, Frances and Joseph. Life in a Medieval Village, 244) …   Medieval glossary

  • grossome — /growsam/ In old English law, a fine, or sum of money paid for a lease. Supposed to be a corruption of gersuma (q.v.). See gressume …   Black's law dictionary

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