Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One in whom the property of an estate is vested, subject to the estate of a liferenter.
  • n. The price of grain, as legally fixed, in the counties of Scotland, on an annual basis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One in whom the property of an estate is vested, subject to the estate of a life renter.
  • n. The price of grain, as legally fixed, in the counties of Scotland, for the current year.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Scots law, one to whom any property belongs in fee—that is, one who has the property in reversion as contrasted with life-rent; the person in whom the property of an estate is vested, burdened with the right of life-rent.
  • n. plural In Scotland, the prices of the different kinds of grain for the current year, as fixed by the sheriff of each county and a jury, after the production of expert evidence, and the hearing of all parties interested.

Etymologies

See feuar. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Fiar
    Fi"ar\ (? or ?), n.

    1. (Scots Law) One in whom the property of an estate is vested, subject to the estate of a life renter.

    I am fiar of the lands; she a life renter. --Sir W. Scott.

    2. pl. The price of grain, as legally fixed, in the counties of Scotland, for the current year.

    Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fiar

    I am also collecting Scottishisms here...maybe I need a separate list.

    June 23, 2008