Vadia guerre

Lit. 'war wages'. These were essentially accounts itemising the payroll of the army, listing all who had received money and how much. They were organised by retinue within the army, containing summaries of all personnel with information such as each man's length of service. Pono ad vadia = to put on the payroll. These account *rolls can now be found in the Public Record Office and the British Library. [< vador = to accept sureties + guerre = war] -
Cf. Regard

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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