- A *villein holding a *yardland.
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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Yardland — [yard of land] Orig. a 7c tenement which was created by taking one *rood (one quarter of an *acre) from every acre in a *hide. Later, it determined the relationship between lord and tenant in which the tenant is a freeman working a quarter hide… … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases