Medieval Glossary


Frankalmoign (meaning 'free alms' in Anglo-Norman) was the right of the church to freely hold land for such services as praying for the souls of the lord and his heirs. It was not abolished until 1925.

Related term(s): None
Category: Western Christianity
Added: 08.05.05
Contributor(s): Alan Chanter
Source information: Kenyon, J.P. The Wordsworth Dictionary of British History. Wordsworth Editions, 1998.


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