Medieval Glossary

Money Fief

Military service in exchange for an annual fixed payment from the lord. This practice arose in the fourteenth century and was also sometimes called 'fief-rente.' The overall system that included this practice was sometimes called bastard feudalism.

Related term(s): Feudalism; Bastard Feudalism; Lord; Fief-rente; Feudal Obligation
Category: Feudalism
Added: 01.01.05
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 6.

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