Land tax payable each year, akin to ground rent; payable to the king or in some circumstances a local lord. The rate was 1d per *messuage. [< land + OldEngl. gafol/gavel = tax, tribute, rent] -

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • landgafol — n ( gafles/ ) land tax, tribute …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • landgafol — land·gaf·ol …   English syllables

  • landgafol — noun see land gavel …   Useful english dictionary

  • Landgabulum — The Latin form of landgavel or Landgafol …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Messuage — That area of land taken up by a house and its associated buildings and land; the whole plot of land; also used of plots of land within a borough. *Bracton refers to a messuage in discussing a widow s dower. He says that a widow should be… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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