Military service in exchange for an annual, fixed payment from the lord. This practice arose in the fourteenth century and was sometimes called a 'money fief.' The overall system incorporating this practice was sometimes called bastard feudalism.
Related term(s): Feudalism; Bastard Feudalism; Lord; Money Fief; Feudal Obligation
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 6.