foldage

noun
fold·​age | \ ˈfōldij \
variants: or faldage \ ˈfȯldij , ˈfal-​ \
plural -s

Definition of foldage

old English law
: the right of the lord of a manor to have his tenant's sheep graze on his land so as to manure it

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History and Etymology for foldage

Middle English faldage, from fold, fald + -age

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“Foldage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foldage. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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