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Knight’s Service

English Law: Knight’s Service in the Past

It was, formerly, a tenure of lands. Those who held by knight’s service were called: milites qui per loricas terras suas defendunt;: soldiers who defend the country by their armor. There is further information on this topic in this legal reference. The incidents of knight’s service were. homage, fealty, warranty, wardship, marriage, reliefs, heriots, aids, escheats and forfeiture. Vide Socage. [1]


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  1. Partialy, this information about knight’s service is based on the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, 1848 edition. There is a list of terms of the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, including knight’s service.

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