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- n. In Anglo-Saxon law, a tax for the king's sustentation as he went through his realm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Anglo- Saxon law, a tax for the king's sustentation as he went through his realm.
From Old English feormfultum ("food-assistance"), from feorm ("provision") (see farm) + fultum ("aid, assistance"). (Wiktionary)
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.