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noun (1)

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


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noun (2)

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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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