Boon work

Extra work done by villeins for the *lord of the *manor e.g. at harvest and haymaking. The Latin word was *precarium. The days on which such work was done were known as 'boon days'; the lord would provide food, of a type fixed by custom. Meat, broth or cheese might be offered, and bread with ale (precaria madida, 'wet') or without (precaria sicca, 'dry').

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