- Customary rent, orig. payment of a wether (a castrated ram) to the landlord's flock; later commuted to a payment of silver coin. -Cf. Alba firma
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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Alba firma — Lit. white *farm, white payment . The annual rent payable to a lord, esp. the king, in white money , i.e. assayed silver. Cf. Blanch farm; Inblanch; Wethersilver … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases