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- n. Alternative form of farm.
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In consequence the local lord received the privilege of the feorm-fultum, or the right to be entertained for one night or more in progress.
The churchmen did not continue these visits, they remained in their monasteries, and had the feorm brought them regularly; they had an overseer in the village to see to this, and so they tightened their hold on the village.
 The word here used, occasionally spelt _ferm_, sometimes means not so much a piece of land turned to agricultural use and cultivated by owner or tenant, as _an account, a reckoning_: It is akin to _farm_ from the A.S. fearm or feorm = food, a meal.
feorm (goods, mostly foodstuffs, paid by an individual or estate to a lord at regular intervals, often annually) = food-rent fyrd (fighting force composed of freemen doing obligatory military service for their lord) = militia seax (single-bladed long knife) = fighting knife, or dagger
_feorm_ or _fostor_, and consisted of a fixed quantity of articles paid in kind.
If one opens a novel and encounters men wearing chausses and braies, women wearing wimples and bliauts, dinner menus featuring manchet loaves and angel bread, reeves collecting feorm, a fyrdman carrying a seax or a musician playing a rebec, it’s immediately apparent that the story is set in a world that is not the same as the modern world, where people dress and act and perhaps think differently.