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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In old law, a tribute or composition which tenants paid to their lord in lieu of bran which they were obliged to furnish for his hounds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Old Eng. Law) A tribute which tenants paid to their lord, in lieu of bran, which they were obliged to furnish for his hounds.

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  • noun historical a payment in medieval times by a tenant to a feudal lord in place of bran, for the lord's hounds

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