fi·​ar | \ ˈfēər \
plural -s

Definition of fiar

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Scots law
: one in whom the fee simple of an estate is vested subject to a liferent
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plural -s

Definition of fiar (Entry 2 of 2)

1 Scottish : price, standard
2 fiars also fiars prices plural : prices of grain in Scotland fixed for the year by law

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History and Etymology for fiar

Noun (1)

Middle English (Scots dialect) fiar, fear, from fe fee + -ar -er

Noun (2)

Middle English feor, from Old French fuer, feor market price, price, from Latin forum market

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“Fiar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fiar. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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