from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The condition of being a roturier.
- n. A feudal tenure of lands by one who has no privileges of nobility, but is permitted to discharge all his obligations to his feudal lord or superior by a payment of rent in money or kind and without rendering any personal services.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In France, plebeian rank; the state of being a roturier.
- n. In French-Canadian law, a grant made of feudal property, part of a fief, subject to a ground-rent or annual charge, and with no privilege attached.
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