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  • n. A privilege of setting up, and moving about, folds for sheep, in any fields within manors, in order to manure them; often reserved to himself by the lord of the manor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A privilege of setting up, and moving about, folds for sheep, in any fields within manors, in order to manure them; -- often reserved to himself by the lord of the manor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An old seigniorial right under which the lord of a manor required a tenant's sheep to pasture on his fields as a means of manuring the land, he in turn being bound to provide a fold for the sheep.
  • n. A customary fee paid by a tenant to the lord of a manor for exemption from this obligation. Also called fald-fee.
  • n. Also foldage.

Etymologies

Latin faldagium, from Anglo-Saxon fald, English fold. Compare foldage. (Wiktionary)

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