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
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 6.