knight's service

NOUN
  1. land tenure by service to the lord as a knight
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How To Use knight's service In A Sentence

  • Royal finance: (1) nonfeudal revenues: Danegeld, shire farms, judicial fines; (2) the usual feudal revenues: relief (inheritance tax on great fiefs), scutage (paid in lieu of performance of knight's service). b. The British Isles
  • Nor shall we have wardship of that fee-farm, socage, or burgage, unless the fee-farm owes knight's service.
  • We shall have, moreover, the same respite and in the same manner in rendering justice concerning the disafforestation or retention of those forests which Henry our father and Richard our brother afforested, and concerning wardship of lands which are of the fief of another (namely, such wardships as we have hitherto had by reason of a fief which any one held of us by knight's service), and concerning abbeys founded on other fiefs than our own, in which the lord of the fief claims to have right; and when we have returned, or if we desist from our expedition, we will immediately grant full justice to all who complain of such things. The Magna Carta
  • We will not have the custody of an heir, nor of any land which he holds of another by knight's service, by reason of any petty serjeanty [38] by which he holds of us, by the service of paying a knife, an arrow, or the like. Civil Government in the United States Considered with Some Reference to Its Origins
  • Royal finance: (1) nonfeudal revenues: Danegeld, shire farms, judicial fines; (2) the usual feudal revenues: relief (inheritance tax on great fiefs), scutage (paid in lieu of performance of knight's service). b. The British Isles
  • We will not by reason of any small serjeanty which any one may hold of us by the service of rendering to us knives, arrows, or the like, have wardship of his heir of the land which he holds of another lord by knight's service. The Magna Carta
  • This province they were to hold and possess of the king, his heirs and successors, as of his manor of East Greenwich in Kent, not _in capite_, or by knight's service, but in free and common soccage. An Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of the Colonies of South Carolina and Georgia, Volume 1
  • We shall have, moreover, the same respite and in the same manner in rendering justice concerning the disafforestation or retention of those forests which Henry our father and Richard our brother afforested, and concerning the wardship of lands which are of the fief of another (namely, such wardships as we have hitherto had by reason of a fief which anyone held of us by knight's service), and concerning abbeys founded on other fiefs than our own, in which the lord of the fee claims to have right; and when we have returned, or if we desist from our expedition, we will immediately grant full justice to all who complain of such things. The Magna Carta
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