alba firma

al·​ba fir·​ma | \ ¦al-bə-ˈfər-mə \

Definition of alba firma

: rent payable in silver in accordance with early English law

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First Known Use of alba firma

circa 1707, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alba firma

Medieval Latin, literally, white rent

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“Alba firma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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