Victum vel stipendum

Lit. 'victuals and/or stipend', i.e. wages. Latin term for payments made to soldiers of the *fyrd. It seems likely the victum element was paid in cash before the soldier went away, while the stipend, as wages, was paid on his return. These payments were made under the obligation of localities to support a set number of soldiers called to serve in the fyrd. -

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