Customary rent, orig. payment of a wether (a castrated ram) to the landlord's flock; later commuted to a payment of silver coin. -

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  • Alba firma — Lit. white *farm, white payment . The annual rent payable to a lord, esp. the king, in white money , i.e. assayed silver. Cf. Blanch farm; Inblanch; Wethersilver …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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