alba firma


al·​ba fir·​ma
: rent payable in silver in accordance with early English law

Word History


Medieval Latin, literally, white rent

First Known Use

circa 1707, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alba firma was circa 1707

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“Alba firma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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