- Tenant of land who paid for that land by supplying beer to his lord. The Latin word was also used to indicate a brewer. Cervisia was used of an ale feast, also of *boon work at which ale was provided. [< Lat. cervisia = a kind of beer]
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Assisa panis et cervisiae — Lit. * assize of bread and beer . It was first issued during the reign of Henry II. The purpose was to set prices for the sale of bread in accordance with the cost of grain. Similarly, the price of beer was dependent on the cost of its… … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases
Censarius — A rent paying tenant who was not obliged to perform week work but could be called upon for *boon work. He might be obliged to do some mowing or lend his plough. A money rent was known as censaria. In the early 12c, rent could be 1s 6d per *bovata … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases
Lactagium — Latin term for a fee or rent paid on dairy cows; also the term for dairy produce, e.g. when the rent was paid in kind. [< Lat. lac = milk] Cf. Cervisarius … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases
Mellitarius — Latin term for atenant who proffered honey to his lord in payment for his land. [< Lat. mel = honey] Cf. Alveary; Censarius; Cervisarius … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases