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  • Thanks for adding definitions for this list. :-)

    April 23, 2009

  • Obs. "Land for which rent was paid in commutation of feudal service.

    In later use sometimes spec. upland (as opposed to fenland). The reason for this is unclear; it perhaps follows the use in quot. 1607, which N.E.D. (1907) states is ‘erroneous’." (OED)

    April 23, 2009