from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Housebote or firebote.
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CL y, Br. R, fartition that tenements are held of the nanorof B* which is ancient demeAic, and im pleadable in the court of the manor by writ of right; replicaaoq, that plaintiff's great-grandfather held tenements of the king as of his caftle of W« in free focage; and traverfes, that they were held of the manor* AT/.
Where guardian in focage ihall be charged in Accompt as bailiff.
Bat - this * is to be intended where the lord himfelfe doth diflrain; for if his baylie take a diflreffe, when nothing is behinde, there air adion of trefpaffe, quare vi et armis lieth againfl him, becanfe the baylie is not dominus i and fo it is againfl a guardien in focage.