Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Scots law, the annual duty or rent paid by a feuar to his superior, according to the tenure of his right.

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Examples

  • Doubts and Queries, Grippit versus Spicer, anent the eviction of an estate ob non solutum canonem; that is, for non-payment of a feu-duty of three pepper-corns a year, whilk were taxt to be worth seven-eighths of a penny

    Waverley

  • So ardent and hot has been the chase after vestiges of this man, that the fact was once discovered that with his own hand he had written a certain deed concerning a feu-duty or rent-charge of £25,

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • James Innes bought the lease of the estate of Durris for ninety-nine years from the trustees of the Earl of Peterborough for £30,000 and an annual feu-duty of a few hundred pounds.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders

  • To the rear of the moat, behind the castle, stretched broad lands, on which were scattered many cottages, whose occupants had paid feu-duty to the Lords of Dunmorton for many a generation.

    Marie Gourdon A Romance of the Lower St. Lawrence

  • Spicer, anent the eviction of an estate ob non solutum canonem, that is, for non-payment of a feu-duty of three peppercorns a-year, whilk were taxt to be worth seven-eighths of a penny

    The Waverley

  • Queries, Grippit versus Spicer, anent the eviction of an estate ob non solutum canonem; that is, for non-payment of a feu-duty of three pepper-corns a year, whilk were taxt to be worth seven-eighths of a penny

    Waverley

  • DOUBTS AND QUERIES, Grippit VERSUS Spicer, anent the eviction of an estate OB NON SOLUTUM CANONEM, that is, for non-payment of a feu-duty of three peppercorns a year, whilk were taxt to be worth seven-eighths of a penny Scots, in whilk the defender was assoilzied.

    Waverley: or, 'Tis sixty years since

  • 'Bailie Macwheeble indeed holds an opinion that this honorary service is due, from its very nature, si petatur tantum; only if his Royal Highness shall require of the great tenant of the crown to perform that personal duty; and indeed he pointed out the case in Dirleton's Doubts and Queries, Grippit versus Spicer, anent the eviction of an estate ob non solutum canonem; that is, for non - payment of a feu-duty of three pepper-corns a year, whilk were taxt to be worth seven-eighths of a penny Scots, in whilk the defender was assoilzied.

    Waverley — Volume 2

  • a "casualty" and might be sometimes twice the feu-duty and sometimes three times that amount; but they understood enough to agree that it was a very fearful wild-fowl and ought to be restrained by law.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, July 14th, 1920

  • 514 PEERiVGE OF ENGLAND. hU grandfather, or Sir Walter his father, in any part of the realm j i und at the sanie time the King was pleased to discharge. for ever to him and his heirs, a feu-duty that had been formerly payable to the exchequer out of the Barony of Qadzow • a sign of the prcvalency of his interest at that Prince's court, where men of mrrit were only employed.

    Peerage of England. ...

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